We have some exciting news and updates for you this month about our new domain registry service, a sneak peek at our new upcoming domain management control panel, our billing system migration and a tour of our new HostGator Austin Office (now fully loaded, HostGator style).
Our billing system migration is nearly complete! With over 99% of our existing customer base having already been transferred, we expect to be fully migrated to our own GatorBill very shortly. This switch brings a faster and more efficient billing experience for our customers (as we’re sure you’ve already experienced). GatorBill is just one of the many new programs we have developed over the last few years to make your experience here at HostGator better than any other hosting company.
What about that registrar thing?
As many of you are aware, we announced that we would be coming out with our very own, integrated domain registration service. It’s taken us a little bit longer than we anticipated, but that’s because we’re wanting to make it right! We are working incredibly hard to bring this to you as soon as we can and we anticipate this being available within the next several weeks (beginning of 2011).
This new domain registry service is going to allow you to register, transfer and manage your domain names AND your hosting all from within one control panel.
We are also working around the clock to bring out our own domain registrar, LaunchPad (Watch out GoDaddy!)! We are anticipating LaunchPad’s release within the first quarter of 2011. LaunchPad will provide all of the same support and reliability that HostGator customers have come to expect, as well as allowing clients the convenience of registering and managing all of their domains right along side their hosting. We know this is going to be great for us as well as our customers, and we simply can’t wait.
Here’s an exclusive, sneak peek at our new upcoming domain management control panel:
All set in Austin, TX.
We’ve moved in! We last showed you our Austin office shortly after we purchased it and it was still nearly empty. We’ve now loaded the office with only the best (HostGator Style!) and we wanted to share with you what our Austin office now looks like.
A few highlights about our Austin office and pictures:
World Class 1100 sq ft Gym complete with lockers and showers (gators sweat a lot)
Game room with arcade games, air hockey, ping pong table and a full size pool table.
Vending machines that take credit cards (Gators only carry 100s).
Come Join us
Now that you’ve gotten to see inside of our cool new office, why not come and work here?! We’re Hiring!
Not experienced in Linux administration? Not a problem! You can still get paid by HostGator for referring potential candidates that successfully complete 90 days of full-time employment. We are currently offering $2,500 for each qualified Admin you send us, and $500 for chat/phone techs. For more information on this, and to get started with your referrals, visit our referral page.
We are looking for PERL Developers!
We are now hiring Perl/C developers in Austin, TX. Relocation, competitive salary, and full benefits provided. Please simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply today.
That is all for this month,
– The HostGator team!