European Hosting Provider XBT Pays $300.000 For Domain Name ‘’, the talk of hosting domain name professionals for many years, finally found a place at XBT, a large and fast growing dedicated hosting, IP Transit and colocation provider in the European Union. The domain name was acquired for 300.000 US dollars as a highest bid in a bankruptcy auction, which took place in Dallas, U.S.

dedicated-serversThe selling price is a bargain compared to the domain name (singular) that was sold for $770,000 back in 2009. The bid of $300,000 was accepted after no other parties showed interest in the domain name.

XBT Holding is a privately owned holding that founded web hosting company Webzilla in 2005. XBT Holding manages participations in a wide range of telecom and hosting companies, including Luxembourg-based hosting provider ROOT S.A., as well as the companies IP Transit and Universal CDN. The companies aspire to offer a full portfolio of services, including colocation, managed dedicated servers, and cloud server hosting.

“The domain name acquisition will help create an automated and standardized hosting platform for small to medium scale business customers (SMB),” said Rajesh Kumar Mishra, CFO of XBT Holding Ltd. “The platform will offer much greater diversity of service formats in one package, which gives customers all the needed solutions and business tools under one roof, including flexible targeting and service pricing based on user’s action data analysis. The new domain name will let us consolidate our regional brands in one.”

Scaling its boutique offerings

After many years of development and intensive testing, XBT would have finalized solid methods for scaling its boutique enterprise offerings up to a much larger audience improving the overall quality of service. Together with a new pricing policy, XBT is convinced that the new platform could become the European standard for quality and security at a fair price.

XBT Holding, established in 2010, is a fast growing company with a comprehensive array of services, including dedicated servers, colocation, shared and VPS hosting, CDN hosting solution, high-performance network services, business continuity, cloud storage and security services. The company operates a worldwide proprietary network through five carrier-neutral data centers and 13 points of presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, with more than 16,000 servers throughout nine subsidiaries.