VentraIP Australia, the largest independent domain name registrar in Australia, has today announced the acquisition of Web Access, a former auDA accredited registrar and web hosting provider that has been in operation since 1998. Based in Queensland, Web Access has more than 3,000 customers and more than 8,000 active services.
VentraIP Australia Chief Executive Officer, Angelo Giuffrida, said the acquisition would set the tone for what he hoped would be another stellar year for the company.
“We are proud to welcome Web Access customers to the VentraIP Australia family, and we hope they continue to enjoy the great service and technical support offered by our local team”.
“As with every prior acquisition to date, we will realise immediate cost savings by transferring the existing customers to our DELL cloud infrastructure and removing most of the existing operational costs from the business”, said Mr. Giuffrida.
After more than 19 years in operation the Web Access brand will cease trading as a separate business unit and all existing customers and services will be migrated to VentraIP Australia and the VIPControl customer management interface. However, Mr. Giuffrida hinted that unlike previous acquisitions this would not be the end of the Web Access brand.
“We have big plans for this brand and for the first time it will be re-launched later in the year with a range of new services, ensuring the Web Access name and legacy lives on for many years to come”.
Managing Director of Web Access, Harry Hoholis, said that when considering the best company to look after the Web Access brand and maintain the level of service and support that his loyal customers expect, VentraIP Australia was the first company he considered and the only company he approached.
“When we made the decision to step away as an auDA Registrar, VentraIP Australia provided a smooth transition taking over the Registrar mantle through their wholesale division Synergy Wholesale, and an astounding service since. I would like to sincerely thank all our Web Access clients, many who have been with us for the entire 19 year journey, and wish you all the best for the future”, said Mr. Hoholis.
While he would not rule out further acquisitions, Mr. Giuffrida said that his focus this year would be on service delivery and organic growth.
“Over the years we’ve proven ourselves as a fantastic integrator for acquisitions, and if any opportunities present themselves we will definitely throw our hat in the ring, but our primary focus this year will be on delivering new, innovative services while growing our customer and revenue base organically”.