Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – May 23, 2008 – Privately held dedicated web hosting company, The Planet, is welcoming to its newly created affiliate program, one of its largest customers, Directi. The partnership marks The Planet’s largest-scale affiliate relationship to date.
As a builder of mass-market web products and services used by customers in over 240 countries, Directi will refer business to The Planet through its over 7,000-member web hosting partner community.
Bhavin Turakhia, Chief Executive Officer at Directi noted, ”Our IT infrastructure has been primarily hosted with The Planet since several years. We have relied on The Planet’s IT infrastructure for a large number of our web services. Affiliating with The Planet means that we place our confidence in them to provide exceptional services to our community of partners, consisting of more than 1 million customers and 50,000 plus resellers.”
Directi has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List for the last three consecutive years. It operates various business units – LogicBoxes, ResellerClub, WebHosting.Info and Skenzo – that provide their customers with products and services that enable them to capitalize on the advantages of a networked world. It also owns and operates PublicDomainRegistry.com, the 10th largest ICANN-accredited domain registrar in the world.
Douglas J. Erwin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The Planet remarked, ”Our customers operate in a connected world that literally has no boundaries. Directi represents the perfect example, with its fast-growing operations. Their customers are located on virtually every continent, so our affiliate program provides a tremendous opportunity to refer business and increase revenue with a hosting company they know and trust. Even better, as one of our largest customers, they know our products and services, and can confidently refer their community of partners to The Planet.”
Directi is a multi-national Internet products company that builds mass-market Web 2.0 products and services used by millions worldwide. DirectiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s business units — Logicboxes, ResellerClub, Skenzo and WebHosting.Info — are based on the common goal of empowering customers with the products and services that allow them to capitalize on the advantages of a networked world. Directi’s combined product portfolio includes communication and collaboration apps, social networking software, instant messaging, context analysis engines, antispam and antivirus solutions, large-scale billing and provisioning platforms, traffic monetization solutions, online advertising solutions, DNS management products, Linux and Windows server management software and web hosting control panels.
Ultimately, The Planet’s goal is to provide:
- High levels of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
- Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
- Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
- Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
- Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting over 22,000 small and medium size businesses and 6.7 million web sites worldwide, using the best choice of servers, software tools and support, backed by enhanced facilities and network connectivity.
To learn more about Directi, please visit: www.directi.com.
For more information on The Planet’s affiliate program, please visit: www.theplanet.com/partners/affiliate-program.asp.
To learn more about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.