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HostBill is a popular billing and automation software for the web hosting industry with thousands of clients (Hosting, Cloud/IaaS/VPS Solutions Providers, Domain name and SSL Resellers) all over the world. This year in November, HostBill celebrates its 10 years anniversary. We interviewed Kris Pajak, HostBill CEO, and asked him about the changes in the web hosting industry in the past 10 years, how HostBill platform has evolved over the years and what are the plans of HostBill in 2020. Read on… 1. Let’s begin with a brief introduction of yours and an overview of HostBill. I’m Kris Pajak – founder and CEO of HostBill. HostBill is a powerful and flexible, all-in-one automation, billing, client management and support platform for the web hosting industry. Our software handles all aspects of running a successful online business, from client acquisition, through invoicing and payment collection, automated service provisioning and management, to customer service and support. HostBill…
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools provider marketgoo has partnered with Mijndomein, a leading web hosting and domain name registrar based in the Netherlands. marketgoo will be powering Mijndomein’s SEO Tools, which enable any website owner to grow their business by optimizing their site for higher search rankings and more traffic. “​We focus on simplifying complex issues and truly helping our Users and Customers achieve online success. Making an easy SEO tool available to our Customers is aligned with those values and we believe it provides added benefits to our existing offerings,” said Henri de Jong, Owner of Mijndomein. Mijndomein customers can now generate comprehensive SEO audits, download reports and act upon easy-to-read results and instructions that will help guide their digital strategy. The marketgoo-powered SEO Start is the first step for Customers that want to work on SEO and improve their Google search rankings. Their website is scanned every week and they receive a…
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The number of domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2019 has reached 351.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs), as per Verisign. When compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 that closed with 348.7 million domain registrations, the registrations in Q1 increased by 3.1 million. It can be noted that the domain name registrations have grown by 5.4 per cent year over year. 1.2% increase in .COM and .NET domains The .COM and .NET domains had a combined total of around 153 million domain registrations in the last quarter of 2018. This number has increased by 1.2 percent in Q1 2019. The combined total of these two domains was 154.8 million in the end of Q1 2019. Individually, the .COM domain totalled 141 million domain registrations, whereas the .NET had a total of 13.8 million registrations. Also read: ZNetLive rolls out exclusive World Cup 2019 offers on India specific domain names and WordPress hosting .COM domain has the highest number of domain registrations As of…
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ZNetLive, India’s leading cloud services provider offering cloud infrastructure and managed services to partners and end customers across the globe, today announced exclusive discounts on .in and .co.in domain names. With World Cup 2019 under way, ZNetLive is celebrating the Cricket’s mega festival in its own ways with some contests and special offers. The offers, synchronized with the World Cup 2019, are aimed to empower Indian start-ups and budding businesses to establish their online identity in the most economical way possible. .in domain name, the domain name with an Indian essence, will be available at INR 229 while .co.in will be available for registration at INR 189. “ZNetLive team is an ardent cricket fan. In order to match the energy and spirit of the World Cup 2019, we are providing Indian businesses and start-ups an Indian domain name extension, to help them establish their online identity quickly and easily.” – Pavan Jangid, Manager- Marketing and PR, ZNetLive. The other…
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TORONTO – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire wholesale domain name registrar Ascio Technologies from CSC®. The transaction closed yesterday.

Tucows will pay $29.44 million and the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to operating cash flow. The purchase price will be funded through Tucows’ existing credit facility.


The acquisition of Ascio adds approximately 1.8 million domains under management and approximately 500 active resellers. The Ascio reseller base fits squarely with Tucows’ core customer profile — ISPs, web hosting companies and website builders serving quality businesses that reward outstanding customer service with long-term loyalty.

Ascio also expands Tucows’ product portfolio with one of the most complete offerings of country code TLDs (ccTLDs) and generic TLDs (gTLDs) in the world.

Jørgen Christensen, Managing Director of Ascio commented, “This deal is all about focus. We wanted to find a buyer who would focus on our resellers so that CSC can focus on managing brands for the biggest and best companies around the world.”

“This acquisition makes perfect sense for Ascio’s resellers, our business and our shareholders,” added David Woroch, Tucows’ Executive Vice President of Domains. “Ascio’s resellers get a customer-focused provider that is investing in its wholesale channel. Tucows gets an excellent business with a deeply experienced team, additional domain products, including more than 50 ccTLDs, and a high-quality customer base that strengthens our European presence. And our shareholders get the benefit of Tucows’ even greater scale and efficiency as the world’s largest wholesale domain registrar.”

The contribution from this transaction, based on a partial year and transaction costs, was contemplated in the 2019 guidance provided by Tucows on February 13, 2019. Pre-acquisition, the Ascio business generated approximately $4 million of annual EBITDA. Tucows is required to apply acquisition accounting to the assets and liabilities acquired, including fair valuation of the acquired deferred revenue balance, which will lower the reported Adjusted EBITDA1 contribution in the first approximately one year period following the acquisition. The acquisition is expected to provide synergies over the next 12 to 18 months which, along with the inclusion of full year financial results, is expected to generate an internal rate of return and multiple that are in line with Company benchmarks.

About Ascio
Ascio Technologies was founded in 1999, and is an accredited domain registrar under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers with approximately 1.8 million domains under management. Ascio is a part of the family of brands under CSC.

About CSC
CSC is the world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to companies around the globe. From keeping businesses in compliance and streamlining operations, to protecting and promoting brands online, CSC uses its expertise and personal approach to help businesses run smoother. CSC is the business behind business. It is the trusted partner for 90% of the Fortune 500®, more than 65% of the Best Global Brands (Interbrand®), nearly 10,000 law firms, and more than 3,000 financial organizations. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, since 1899, CSC has offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. CSC is a global company capable of doing business wherever its clients are—and it accomplishes that by employing experts in every business it serves. Learn more at https://www.cscglobal.com.

About Tucows
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (https://ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) and Enom (http://www.enom.com) manage a combined 23 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 37,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

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Besides getting the domain name right, picking a user-friendly website building platform and choosing a quality web host, SEO is one of the other essential factors that aid in growing your online business. As an internet marketing technique, implementing the best SEO practices on your website helps to not only improve your ranking but also aids in increasing the organic traffic. It also makes it easier for your target audience to find you online and makes it simpler for search engine robots to index your website. Thus, with all these benefits that SEO provide, one needs to ensure the implementation is done right. However, newbie marketers often end up making silly SEO mistakes that can ruin their website. One of the reasons for this is because of the many on-page and off-page SEO factors that are available. This makes it harder to determine which SEO techniques are important and which are redundant. SEO is an evolving technique and if you are not aware of the latest changes, then you…
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