EIG acquires Constant Contact

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As many of you may know, Endurance International Group (EIG) is the parent company for some very large web hosting companies. (HostGator, Arvixe, iPage, etc). The problem is, that have a very long standing track record of buying very popular web hosting companies, and making changes to increase their profits. Most of the time, these increased profits come from overloading servers, cutting support staff, and raising prices.

Take Arvixe for example. They have been a quality host for many years. A couple months ago EIG started moving their customers to their own data center, fired almost all the support staff. The last I heard, they average 5,700 tickets in the queue and a 7 day response time... all to increase their profits

Now, EIG has purchased Constant Contact

As a channel partner with Constant Contact, We just received the following email.

Together, we’ll be the new leader in the SMB space. We have the industry-leading technology. They have the enormous market reach. Combined, we serve more than five million small businesses and nonprofits around the world.

Joining forces with Endurance gives us the opportunity to serve you and your customers and members in important new ways. Endurance is a leader in web presence solutions, and owns some of the most recognizable small business brands, including Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, and Domain.com. Together, we provide all the tools a small organization needs to get online, market online, and drive success at every stage of their business  from inception to growth  offering everything from web hosting and domains, to ecommerce and emarketing, to mobile business tools.
I wonder what this means for Constant Contact......
 

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As many of you may know, Endurance International Group (EIG) is the parent company for some very large web hosting companies. (HostGator, Arvixe, iPage, etc). The problem is, that have a very long standing track record of buying very popular web hosting companies, and making changes to increase their profits. Most of the time, these increased profits come from overloading servers, cutting support staff, and raising prices.

Take Arvixe for example. They have been a quality host for many years. A couple months ago EIG started moving their customers to their own data center, fired almost all the support staff. The last I heard, they average 5,700 tickets in the queue and a 7 day response time... all to increase their profits

Now, EIG has purchased Constant Contact

As a channel partner with Constant Contact, We just received the following email.



I wonder what this means for Constant Contact......
Up until recent EIG was utilizing Linode boxes for their outgoing "spam"; I caught them in action and filed nearly 400 abuse complaints with Linode in regards to EVERY IP that was caught sending emails to my servers with any EIG-Owned company as a keyword. I am guessing that linode might have finally made action, hence why they decided to buy their own email marketing technology? Next thing you know EIG is going to buy CloudFlare & cPanel (just to put every other company out of business by raising licensing fees 300%)....
 

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If cpanel sold out, that would mean the end of thousands of web hosts using them as they don't want anything to do with EIG.
 

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I suspect that there will be major changes at Constant Contact in the near future and all of them bad. I don't use Constant Contact, but I shudder the thought of saying cPanel and EIG in the same sentence.
 
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