NationalNet Expands Web-Hosting Facility

Rhett Pardon
ATLANTA — One of the largest adult web hosting companies announced Monday it has tripled its office space as it acquired new facilities in downtown Atlanta.

NationalNet Inc.'s acquisition of the former Genuity Data Center brings its total to more than 15,000 square feet of built-out data center space.

“With 95 percent of our customers in the adult business, we’ve seen dramatic changes,” NationalNet president Tony Morgan told XBiz. “[Bandwidth] price is decreasing and consumption is skyrocketing.”

Morgan noted that the 7-year-old company has more than 1,000 online adult customers — small- and large-scale companies — and said the company’s growth, coupled with aggressive sales goals, fueled the expansion.

“This single transaction propels NationalNet to a level shared with very few hosting companies and dominated by the large carriers,” Morgan said. “[2005] is shaping up to be the largest growth year on record for NationalNet.”

The facility has more than 10,000 square feet of space for server racks, plus dual AC/DC power plants designed to generate enough power to handle most large neighborhoods, said Morgan, who noted he will speak at a seminar at the Webmaster Access show in Santa Monica, Calif., later this week.