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Topic # 151858 8-Sep-2014 10:04
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New Ownership for Web Drive
It's with a mix of sadness and excitement that Steve and I announce our departure from Web Drive after 17 years at the helm of this great company.

Back in 1997 when we started the business we never envisioned what it has become - now New Zealand's largest and longest-established web host with over 25,000 customers and 50 staff.

With our goals for the business achieved, it's come time for us to pass the torch for the next phase of the company's growth and we're excited to have chosen Digiweb as that torchbearer. We're very much looking forward to seeing where they take the company and the incredible team we've put together over the years.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our customers for choosing Web Drive as your trusted partner and supporting us over the years, especially to those who gave us a shot as a fledgling start-up back in the late 90s and whom have supported us to this day.

We're very proud of the company we've created and we hope you welcome the new owners as they continue our journey.

Daniel & Steve

A note from the new owners:
As of September 8th 2014 Web Drive will be owned by Digiweb Holdings Limited. Digiweb are a New Zealand owned Hosting provider and the combined group will retain a focus on New Zealand and our core hosting services. We'd like to reassure customers that things will be business as usual. The day to day management team led by existing General Manager Robin Dickie will stay in leadership positions of the combined group.

Whilst we believe there will be some great opportunities to improve services with the combined group the emphasis will be on ensuring the services to customers are maintained at the high standard that they are today.

We value a personal relationship with our customers and will be hosting a "meet and greet" in the coming months so that we can say hello in person. We look forward to working with you and meeting you in person if possible.

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  Reply # 1137721 25-Sep-2014 18:29
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Doesn't look like the new owners have wasted much time in changing things. Their unmetered plans have now got quotas, and not big ones either. 10GB of traffic isn't much these days.

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  Reply # 1143958 30-Sep-2014 08:37
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It's my understanding that this change has been in the pipeline for quite some time and not a result of the ownership change.  It also targets very few of those on shared hosting and is more transparent than fair/acceptable use policies that are attempted.

*disclaimer* I work for the enlarged group and was on the Digiweb side of the fence before the acquisition.

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  Reply # 1143984 30-Sep-2014 09:13
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Come on - bandwidth is so cheap these days! Seems Digiweb are buying a lot....

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