Siris Capital takes private.

It’s official: is now a private company.

Shareholders approved an acquisition by Siris Capital Group yesterday. They got a bit of a bump from when the deal was originally announced at $25.00 per share; all shareholders received $28.00 per share. The deal was about $2 billion including debt. owns Network Solutions and, two high-priced registrars. It also owns SnapNames and a 50% stake in rival expired domain service NameJet. owns a portfolio of domain names it has captured from the expiry stream as well.

The company has struggled to find its footing of late and was facing investor pressure. traded under the symbol WEB on the NASDAQ.

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