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Directi is #1 in 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies List

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According to an article published on LinkedIn yesterday, Directi has been named the #1 company on the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies in India list. This list is comprised of companies that have offices in India where professionals would most like to work, "based on the actions of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million professionals (over 47 million in India alone)." Here's how the list was determined:

"The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members and looks at four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention."

Directi was found by Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia, and the company was acquired by Endurance International Group in a 9 figure deal. From what I understand, co-founder Bhavin stayed on board, and I believe he still works with the company. Directi operates a number of domain industry companies such as Big Rock and Radix. The LinkedIn article notes that the global headcount at Directi is "more than 1,500."

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Divyank Turakhia is Youngest Self-Made Billionaire in India

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I want to share something exciting I read on Facebook this morning. Divyank Turakhia, co-founder of Directi, was named by the Hurun Report as the youngest billionaire in its 2017 India Rich List as well as the youngest billionaire in India under the age of 40. The news was also reported in The Economic Times:

Youngest billionaire on the 2017 India Rich List @ US$1.81 billion and richest under 40 for the second year in a row....

Posted by Divyank Turakhia on Monday, September 25, 2017


Divyank and his brother Bhavin are the founders of Directi, a company that has (or had) several domain name and hosting industry companies in its holdings, including Skenzo, Big Rock, and Radix, among several others. Directi was acquired by → Read More


Media.net Acquired in $900 Million Deal

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Media.net logoIt was quite impressive to learn that Divyank and Bhavin Turakhia had sold Directi to Endurance International in a low 9 figure deal. After the deal, the brothers retained their Media.net property, and that business has continued to grow and thrive (who said you need to have a .com to create a massive company?!).

This morning, another Turakhia deal was covered in Forbes, and it dwarfs the Directi deal from 2013. Here's the jist of the deal written about in Forbes:


"AdTech pioneer Media.net, has been acquried by a Chinese consortium from serial internet entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia's Starbuster TMT Investments in an all-cash transaction of $900 million."


If you add those two deals together, that is $1 BILLION in deals. Wow!

I wonder what's next for Div. It looks like he has the golden touch. → Read More


Radix Hiring Registrar Partner Manager

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Radix RegistryI want to share a domain industry job opportunity that was sent to me. Radix Registry is looking to hire a Registrar Partner Manager for the US, Canada, and Latin America markets. The job opportunity was just posted on LinkedIn.

Here is some of what the job entails, according to the job description:

"Radix is looking to develop a deeper level of engagement with the (more…) → Read More


Endurance Completes Acquisition of Directi

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Last September, there were reports that publicly traded Endurance International Group had agreed to acquire Directi, a company founded by brothers  Divyank & Bhavin Turakhia. In a press release this evening, Endurance announced that the acquisition has been completed.

According to the release:

"Endurance International Group is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the web presence business of Directi, which operates India's leading domain registration business. The acquisition of Directi includes B2B brands ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and webhosting.info as well as successful web presence brand BigRock."

The press release didn't announce the (more…) → Read More