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Directi is #1 in 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies List


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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Endurance Completes Acquisition of Directi


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 as well as successful web presence brand BigRock."

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Divyank & Bhavin Turakhia Turn $600 Loan Into $100 – $110 Million Deal


Back in 2010, Robin Wauters, a journalist (now formerly) at TechCrunch, wrote an article about the founders of Directi, Divyank & Bhavin Turakhia. The article discussed that the company was "bootstrapped on a $600 budget – loaned to Divyank and his brother from their parents – back in 1998."

This morning, Domain Incite and TheDomains are reporting that there is a deal in place for Endurance International to acquire at least a part of Directi for "between $100 million and $110 million in cash or, at the election of the seller, a combination of cash and shares of our common stock," according to Endurance's S-1 filing.

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BigJumbo Facebook Challenge to Raise $500 for Ronald McDonald House


As you are well aware, I've been raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, and things have been going well so far (thank you for that!) I was speaking with Andrew Allemann about ways to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House, and he and his team at BigJumbo came up with a special offer that won't cost you anything but will help RMH.

For every additional person that becomes a Facebook fan of BigJumbo from now until Sunday, the company will donate $5.00 to my fundraising effort for the Ronald McDonald House, up to $500 in total. It's really simple to become a Facebook fan of the company, and by doing it, you're helping RMH.

At the moment, BigJumbo has 139 Facebook fans, so if we can get that number to 239 (or higher) by Sunday, Ronald McDonald House will receive $500.  Can you help out and become a fan of BigJumbo by clicking the big "Like" button? → Read More

Bhavin Turakhia, Founder of Directi, Selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum


Bhavin Turakhia, founder of Directi, the company that owns and operates Skenzo, BigJumbo and, was selected as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum. Turakhia was one of 12 leaders from India that was honored.

There were over 1,000 people considered for this honor (whittled down from an original 5,000+ that were considered), but only 190 leaders were selected. The World Economic Forum considers things such as rapid career progression, delivering results to the leader's company or organization, altruistic  entrepreneurship, and a variety of other factors.

This is a significant honor for Turakhia, and I congratulate him for his achievement.

The full list of Young Global Leaders for 2011 can be found in this pdf on the World Economic Forum website.


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New Big Jumbo Promo: Get an iPad, iTouch, Flip Camera, or Other Electronics


I learned about a brand new promotion being offered by Big Jumbo, and I hope Andrew doesn't get too upset for posting it here before it's officially announced :-D

When you open a new "InstAccount" at Big Jumbo beginning February 1, 2011, you can select one gift from each of 4 different revenue levels, and for the highest level you reach during the first 30 days, you'll receive the gift you selected (you get only the one gift at the highest level you achieve). Gifts start at just $300 in revenue a month and go up to $3,000.

Here are the 4 revenue levels and corresponding gifts to select:

$300 in Revenue

  • PS3 Games

  • Fujifilm Camera

  • PS3 Controller

$750 in Revenue

  • Apple TV

  • PlaySport

  • iPod Nano

$1,500 in Revenue

  • iTouch

  • Flip Ultra HD

  • Nikon Coolpix

$3,000 in Revenue

  • iPad

  • Galaxy Tab

Domain investors who sign up at DomainFest have a bit of an advantage for this promotion. If you sign up for an account at the event you get until March 10 to hit the numbers. If someone signs up on → Read More

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