Web.com Group Inc.

Web.com Group Inc.

Web.com Group Inc.

Date Founded



12808 Gran Bay Parkway West, Jacksonville, FL, 32258, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Advertising & Marketing
IT Consulting & Services
Internet Software & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

Web.com Group, Inc. is a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions that enable small businesses to establish and maintain an effective web presence, and to be found in local search. With nearly three million small business customers, we offer a full range of Web services on an affordable subscription basis, including domain name registration, website design and publishing, Internet marketing and advertising, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, eCommerce websites, social network and mobile applications, lead generation, logo design and call center services. Through a unique combination of proprietary Web publishing and management software, automated workflow processes and specialized workforce development and management techniques, we achieve production efficiencies that enable us to offer sophisticated Web services affordably and effectively to our customers. The breadth and flexibility of our Web offerings allow us to meet the needs of business anywhere along their lifecycle, from acquiring a domain name to establishing their websites to providing more sophisticated functionality or ecommerce. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Web.com has been serving the small business community since 1997 and became a public company in 2005. Through acquisition and organic means, we have grown from approximately 50,000 subscription customers in 2005 to nearly three million customers with the acquisition of Network Solutions, a leader in domain name registration, in 2011. We are proud to have been recognized on the 2012 Deloitte Fast 500 Technology list as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for the third year in a row

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Premium Services

Executive Vice President, Web Brand Networks

Senior Vice President, Product & Design

Senior Vice President, Retail Market & Customer Experience

Senior Vice President, Domain Policy & Regulation

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Web.com Group Inc.

Independent Financial Services Professional at Pluralsight LLC

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at The St. Joe Co.

Co-Founder at GSV Advisors LLC

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Conversant LLC

President at Jacksonville University

Former Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer at Wachovia Corporation

Former Head of Financial Sponsors & Senior Managing Director at Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

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Starboard Value invests primarily, although not exclusively, in the securities of small-cap (generally $50 million to $1 billion) US public companies they believe are deeply undervalued by the marketplace and likely to experience a significant appreciation in value as a result of operational improvements or a change in ownership, corporate direction or management or improved corporate governance. Starboard Value is an activist firm and is included in the SharkWatch50 as one the 50 most prominent activist investors.

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Polaris Capital Management (PCM) is a global and international value equity manager. The firm employs an unconstrained pure value equity selection process that is characterized as an active, all-cap (multi-cap) global investment strategy. Portfolio construction attempts to balance the capitalization ranges subject to the firm’s value discipline. When constructing portfolios, PCM seeks to achieve better than benchmark returns with lower than benchmark risk where risk is measured as the beta of inception-to-date returns relative to the benchmark of the strategy. To achieve this risk objective portfolios are constructed to diversify the portfolio in at least 15 industry groups, 15 countries and across market capitalizations. There is no restriction on country or industry weightings. Portfolios will have exposure to emerging markets with a maximum of 25% portfolio weighting. Typically, global or international portfolios hold 75 or 50 securities respectively. Portfolios are equally weighted at purchase, and may grow to approximately 5% of portfolio assets before being trimmed. Most investments are held for three to five years resulting in low portfolio turnover. In the portfolio construction process, PCM seeks to include a broad range of market-caps in the portfolio but does not attempt to override the results of the bottom-up investment process.

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Sand Grove Capital Management LLP is a British private company located in London, with operations in Cayman Islands. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2014 by Simon Alfred Noel Davies, he has been the CEO since the inception date.

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Siris Capital purchases Web.com Group Inc.

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Web.com Group Inc. purchases Acquisio, Inc. from Tandem Expansion Management, Inc., XPND Fund Management LP, VCIC, Inc., Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, W Investments, Inc.

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Web.com Group Inc. purchases Donweb.com

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Advised onWeb.com Group Inc. purchases Register.com, Inc.

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Advised onWeb.com Group Inc. purchases Yodle, Inc. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Millennium Technology Ventures, Icon Ventures LLC, Stratim Capital LLC

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Advised onWeb.com Group Inc. purchases Yodle, Inc. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Millennium Technology Ventures, Icon Ventures LLC, Stratim Capital LLC

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Advised onWeb.com Group Inc. purchases Register.com, Inc.

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Legal Advisor

Former Partner-in-Charge at Cooley LLP


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