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Posted: 14th July 2020

Another one bites the dust!

UPDATE: It appears the offer from Group Inc. has been trumped by 5G Networks, a publicly-listed company with no relevant industry experience who is willing to pay far more than those with experience have valued the company at.

Now more than ever, it’s time to back an Australian business.

Yesterday it was announced that Webcentral Group (ASX:WCG), which includes brands such as Netregistry and Melbourne IT, recommended a scheme of arrangement to its shareholders to be wholly acquired by multi-billion dollar US company Group Inc.

This is the same company who recently acquired Dreamscape Networks, which included brands such as Crazy Domains and Vodien.

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If this acquisition is approved by their shareholders it will see Nexigen Digital become the largest Australian owned and operated web hosting and domain name company, and whilst that is a personally humbling achievement as a business owner, it means that more than 80% of the local market share will then be foreign owned.

How does this affect you?

If all of your domain names and web hosting services are already with VentraIP Australia – firstly, thank you – but this announcement won’t affect you.

But if you or anybody you know still has online services with any of these brands you may wish to consider getting them transferred over to us as soon as possible because:

  1. You will be supporting a truly local company that provides 24/7 Australian-based service and technical support.
  2. ​You will avoid paying unnecessary overseas transaction fees with your bank as they process their payments offshore.
  3. ​You will have peace of mind knowing that all of your customer data and private information will remain right here in Australia.

Don’t forget, you can still be rewarded with a $50 prepaid Mastercard for every new customer you refer to VentraIP Australia who has a domain name and web hosting. Get your referral link by logging in to your VIPControl account and start referring us today!

Thank you for supporting our business and our 65 local staff.

Our commitment to you

Last week we celebrated our twelfth year in business and we have no plans on going anywhere anytime soon.

We have built our brand and reputation on trust. We are firmly committed to our customers and this industry, and we will continue to innovate and provide a local alternative that delivers outstanding customer service and reliable web hosting.

If there is anything we can do to improve your experience with us, please send an email to and we will be happy to listen to your feedback.