(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, announced today that it has acquired SnapNames from KeyDrive S.A. SnapNames is a leader in the daily online auction sales of domain names across all categories, including expiring, deleting and privately-owned domain names.
“We are very pleased to bring SnapNames under the Web.com umbrella,” said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com. “This acquisition enables us to enhance our existing domain related assets and provide additional services for customers who are looking for specific domain name addresses. In today’s expanding domain resale marketplace, SnapNames is a global industry leader with experience and expertise in domain lifecycle management and auction services.”
Since 2000, SnapNames has engineered a dynamic online marketplace, where high-performing domain names are bought and sold daily. With tens of thousands of newly expired domains flowing into SnapNames inventory every day, SnapNames provides a broad set of choices to customers. SnapNames has exclusive partner relationships with some of the world’s top registrars, thereby giving its users access to a broad set of domain names for purchase.
Web.com owns two of the world’s largest retail registrars in Network Solutions and Register.com. With the addition of SnapNames, Web.com will further expand its global partnership channel by leveraging SnapNames’ extensive international network, thus helping customers find the right domain names the first time they look. In addition, the acquisition complements NameJet, the domain name auction platform managed through a joint venture partnership with Web.com and Rightside.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Web.com expects this transaction to be immaterial to 2014 financial results. Web.com will provide updated guidance when it reports financial results for the first quarter of 2014 and conducts its regularly scheduled conference call.
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