Domainmonster.com Industry News
Host Europe Group acquires Mesh, owners of Domainmonster.com
Host Europe Group, the largest privately owned hosting group in Europe (offering leading domains, web hosting, cloud hosting and managed hosting products and services) has today announced the acquisition of Mesh Digital Limited, the operators of Domainmonster.com! The strategic move, which sees Host Europe significantly strengthening its domain management portfolio and platform, is a natural progression for the two businesses which have been working closely together for several years.
Mesh Digital - trading as Domainmonster.com - has for some time been providing back-end domain registration and value-added services for the Host Europe Group. With an excellent reputation in the sector and a clear focus on the domain name industry, Mesh Digital was the perfect brand fit for Host Europe Group as it expands internationally. The acquisition affords Host Europe Group ownership of Mesh's wholesale Domainbox.com platform, the innovative reseller platform developed by Mesh Digital. Domainbox.com is the most modern domain platform available in the market today, and supports more than 100 top level domains, whilst processing in excess of one million API (application programming interface) calls a day. Host Europe Group will be in the unique position of being able to centralise its domain operations, benefiting from fast integrations with a vast network of Domain Registries and value add suppliers that Domainbox already supports. At the same time, Mesh's retail and wholesale customers will now have access to a larger selection of competitive products and services including VPS, dedicated servers and advanced email solutions.
Matt Mansell, Founder and Chief Executive of Mesh Digital, will take on the role as ‘Head of Domain Strategy’ within the Host Europe Group, and he, along with his team, will be responsible for managing the Groups’ domain portfolio and strategy, whilst continuing the innovation of the Domainmonster.com and Domainbox.com products.
Thomas Vollrath, CEO of the Host Europe Group, said: “We have worked closely with the Mesh Digital team for some time now and the two companies’ share a similar vision, passion and commitment to our customers. We took the strategic decision to acquire Mesh because the company is very well respected in the industry, and is renowned for its cutting-edge innovation. What’s more, being able to offer platforms such as Domainbox.com across our group puts us in an increasingly competitive position, and means we can offer a far greater range of products to our customers. Our combined businesses are a natural fit, providing complementary products and services that help to strengthen the buying power for Host Europe Group overall.”
Matt Mansell, continued; “The fit here is nothing short of perfect. Host Europe Group is an established customer of ours on our Domainbox.com wholesale product and I see enormous potential for us both as a combined business.
“Both parties bring with them a vast and fresh base of technology that is unique within our industry. It’s an extremely exciting time to be within the domain industry right now and with a group domain portfolio that will exceed five million domains under management, we can carve a clear and decisive strategy for our brands that will allow us to keep innovating above the bar for our collective customers.”
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About Host Europe Group
Founded in 1997, the Host Europe Group is the largest privately-owned hosting group in Europe. It manages in excess of 5 million domains, and offers more than 1 million customers mass, customised, managed and cloud web hosting alongside multiple cloud based software applications. As the biggest domain registrar in the UK, and largest virtualisation provider in Europe, Host Europe Group is the default choice for businesses seeking high quality service, with first rate performance, at a competitive price. With its leading brands: 123-Reg, Webfusion, Heart Internet and Host Europe, the Group has a market leading presence in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.