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  • HostGator: 10% Raises, No Longer for Sale, and Taking on GoDaddy

    1. BY - Nov 27, 2010
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    Web host plans for big growth.

    Web hosting company HostGator has published excerpts of founder Brent Oxley’s recent email to employees. I found it interesting on a number of fronts.

    1. The company is giving its Houston employees a 10% raise immediately. This sounds like what Google recently did. This 10% is on top of any usual raises.

    2. HostGator is no longer for sale. Oxley said he had an end-of-year deadline to sell the company and he’s taking it off the market.

    3. The company wants to take on GoDaddy. “This next year we will be going directly after GoDaddy’s business. I plan on investing over a million dollars a month into TV commercials. We are going to grow extremely fast, much faster then any growth we’ve ever seen before”.

    4. Offer to transfer to Austin. The company is making a big splash in Austin with the announcement of lots of hiring. Now it’s offering any of its Houston employees the option to move to its Austin office.

    I think the email is an interesting look at how a fast-growing internet company is planning for the future.

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