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Comprehensive List of EIG Hosting Companies to Beware Of

The Endurance International Group (EIG) Wikipedia page has been stripped of the list of the companies and brands owned by the EIG by the Wikipedia moderators (the last version of the wiki page with this information can be found here). However, we’ve put together this up-to-date comprehensive list containing all the EIG Hosting Companies, trademarks, and brands owned by EIG. This will enable you to make a wise decision when it comes to hosting and avoid EIG controlled companies and brands.

EIG’s strategy has been to acquire companies and brands silently and to mask the reality that many hosting companies are not operating independently, but are owned by EIG. Thus, users who switch from one hosting company to another due to poor hosting performance fail to realize that they really didn’t change their hosting company.

Why You Should Avoid EIG

EIG has a history of ruining hosting companies it has acquired over the years. There are many terrible stories from former clients of hosts such as Arvixe, HostGator, A Small Orange, and Site5, among others, about the sharp deterioration of these services after they were acquired by EIG. EIG tries to “optimize” the cost structure of these hosts by firing the excellent but costly support staff and migrating the clients to a worse hardware infrastructure.

The core strategy of the EIG is to grow as much as it possibly can in order to maximize profit for its shareholders. Thus, the main goal of the company isn’t to provide better hosting for its clients or to deliver as much quality as possible while still making a profit. It’s solely to please shareholders.

From a client’s perspective, this approach to business in hosting definitely sucks. When huge companies like EIG attempt to grab a bigger market share through aggressive marketing and offer poor services, it negatively impacts the web hosting ecosystem. Great hosts become difficult to find by the average person and others end up being acquired by EIG.

Comprehensive List of EIG Hosting Companies.

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2slick (2slick.com) – Probably owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

AccountSupport (accountsupport.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

ApolloHosting.com (apollohosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

AptHost (apthost.com) – Owned by EIG as a part of wwwh.com since at least June 25, 2015

A Small Orange (asmallorange.com) – Acquired by EIG in July 2012

Arvixe (arvixe.com) –  Acquired by EIG in October 2014

Athenix Corporation, Athenix Inc. (athenixinc.com) – Owned by EIG since 2012 or earlier

Berry Information Systems L.L.C. (berryinfosysllc.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

BigRock (bigrock.com) – Acquired in January 2014

BizLand (bizland.com) – Former name of EIG. Founded in 1996

BlueDomino (bluedomino.com)

Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

BlueFur (bluefur.com)

Owned by EIG since at least 25, June 2015

BlueHost (bluehost.com) – Acquired by EIG in November 2010

Directi Web Technologies (Directi, directi.com) – Acquired in January 2014

Domain.com – Owned by EIG since October 2011 or earlier

DomainHost (domainhost.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Dotster (dotster.com) – Owned by EIG since July 2011 or earlier

Dot5Hosting.com (dot5hosting.com)

Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

iPower, StartLogic and Dot5Hosting were acquired by EIG at the same time in 2007.

EasyCGI (easycgi.com) – Owned by EIG since July 2009 or earlier

EntryHost (entryhost.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Escalate Internet (escalateinternet.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

FastDomain (fastdomain.com)

Has become part of Bluehost since December 2006 (or earlier).

Bluehost was later acquired by EIG (see above)

FatCow (fatcow.com, fatcowhosting.com) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

FreeYellow (freeyellow.com) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

The List Continues…

Globat ([email protected], globat.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Homestead Technologies, Inc. (homestead.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

HostADay (hostaday.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

HostCentric (hostcentric.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

HostClear (hostclear.com)  – Bought by JustHost in October 2011  which was later acquired by EIG (see below)

HostGator (hostgator.com) – Acquired in June 2012

HostNine (hostnine.com) – Is a sister company of A Small Orange (ASO) which is an EIG hosting (see above).

HostMonster (hostmonster.com) – Is a sister company of BlueHost which was acquired by EIG (see above)

HostYourSite.com (hostyoursite.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

HyperMart (hypermart.com, hypermart.net) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

IMOutdoorsHosting (imoutdoorshosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

IdeaHost (ideahost.com) – Owned by EIG

Impress.ly (impress.ly) – BigRock, which is a part of EIG, launched impress.ly since 5, Dec 2015

Intuit Websites – Acquired in August 2012

iPage (ipage.com) – A tool used by iPage and turned into a brand. Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

iPower (IpowerWeb, ipower.com)

Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier.

iPower, StartLogic and Dot5Hosting were acquired by EIG at the same time in 2007.

JustCloud (justcloud.com) – Owned by EIG since February 2014  or earlier

JustHost (justhost.com) – Acquired by EIG in 2010

LogicBoxes (logicboxes.com) – Acquired by Directi which was bought by EIG (see above)

MyDomain (mydomain.com) – Owned by EIG

NamesDirect (namesdirect.com) – Owned by EIG since 2011 or earlier

NameZero (namezero.com) – Owned by EIG since 2011 or earlier

NetFirms (netfirms.com) – Was acquired by EIG in 2011

NetworksHosting (networkshosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Nexx (nexx.com) – Was acquired by EIG in 2012 or earlier

PowWeb (powweb.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2006 or earlier

And goes on:

PureHost (purehost.com) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

ReadyHosting (readyhosting.co.uk, readyhosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

ResellerClub (resellerclub.com) – Acquired in January 2014

SEO Hosting (seohosting.com, seowebhosting.net) – Was part of HostGator which was later acquired by EIG (see above)

Site5 (site5.com) – Owned by EIG since the 4th of August 2015

SiteBuilder (sitebuilder.com) – A part of EIG since Q2 2015

Sitelio (sitelio.com) – A part of EIG

Sitey (sitey.com) – A part of EIG since Q2 2015

SouthEastWeb (southeastweb.com) – Probably Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Spry (spry.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

StartLogic (startlogic.com) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier. iPower, StartLogic and Dot5Hosting were acquired by EIG at the same time in 2007.

SuperGreen Hosting (SuperGreenHosting, supergreenhosting.com) – Merged with JustHost, which was later acquired by EIG

TightHost (tighthost.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

TypePad (typepad.com) – Owned by EIG since 2014  or earlier

UsaNetHosting (usanethosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Verio (verio.com) – Owned by EIG since the 4th of August 2015

Virtual Avenue (virtualave.net) – Owned by EIG since May 2007 or earlier

VPSlink (vpslink.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Web2010 (web2010.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

WebDevHosting (webdevhosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

WebHost4Life.com (webhost4life.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

webhosting.info – Acquired by Directi  which was bought by EIG (see above)

WebSiteBuilder (websitebuilder.com) – A part of EIG since Q2 2015

WebstrikeSolutions (WebstrikeSolutions.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Webzai (webzai.com) – Acquired by EIG in the 3d quarter 2014

 and on…

World Wide Web Hosting (wwwh.com)

Fictitious Names: PRESSED, WEBSITE.ME, WP MANAGED HOST.

Owned by EIG since at least June 25, 2015

Xeran (xeran.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

YourWebHosting (yourwebhosting.com) – Owned by EIG since April 2010 or earlier

Conclusion

Monopolization is clearly a growing trend in many industries around the world, not just the hosting industry. It’s evident that the number of companies swallowed by the EIG will continue to grow. For hosting clients, this will result in higher prices and lower quality hosting. Therefore, we highly recommend going with non-EIG hosting if you want better value for your money.

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