110 Media Group Acquires Web1000

Rhett Pardon
MELVILLE, N.Y. — 110 Media Group on Monday announced the acquisition of one of the Internet's largest free hosting companies, Web1000.

“We believe it is going to be a good fit,” 110 Media CEO Raymond Barton told XBiz. “Webmasters will find Web1000 offers free hosting without advertising, including banners and pop-ups.”

Barton said that Web1000 generates large volumes of redirected traffic — including a large number of 404s (error messages) — that 110 Media will be able to direct to various web-based properties that it owns or has agreements with.

“The volume of traffic we will have with the addition of Web1000 is going to create a heavy revenue stream." Barton said.

Melville, N.Y.-based 110 Media purchased Web1000 from Global Reach Inc.; terms of the transaction weren’t immediately disclosed.

Publicly held 110 Media, formerly known as Dominix Inc., also owns Jade Entertainment Group Inc., which hosts AskJade.com, a specialty search engine for the adult entertainment industry. It also offers content, including Brazilian-based video content and DVDs.

Jade Entertainment also produces Redfire Video DVDs, available at RedFireVideo.com.

In July, 110 Media announced it would handle online efforts for Toronto-based NWWL Productions Inc.’s Carmen Electra's Naked Women's Wrestling League venture, which launched in September.

In August, 110 Media acquired adult content distributor CD-Media.net to bolster claims as one of the largest discount content suppliers on the Internet. CD-Media.net has been operating since 1999 and owns more than 14,000 images and hundreds of video clips that it licenses to thousands of online adult websites.