South African web hosting company Gridhost has rebranded to 1-grid.com, this comes after its separation from Webafrica in November 2017.
1-grid said the move last year was part of its vision to grow into a specialised web hosting business for SMEs.
“As an easily searchable domain, .com gives us a reputable platform from which to engage with our customers and new markets,” says company head Thomas Vollrath. “This will allow us to grow both locally and globally and innovate our business offerings in line with international trends.”
“We know this was not a smooth transition and we apologise to our customers who experienced unacceptable service levels during this time,” Vollrath says.
“As part of our transition to 1-Grid, we have invested in a new management team, improved our internal processes and used every customer complaint to rebuild our solutions from the ground up.”
With Gridhost.co.za now changing to become 1-grid.com, the company said it will have the space to innovate locally and globally.
The changes are not just in the name, it added, and include a refreshed product range.
A request to update payment details to the new 1-grid bank accounts will also be required from customers.
“Please note that no changes are required on your end and all service login details will remain the same,” it added.
From a generic top-level domain (TLD), to web and email hosting, SSL certification, website design and online marketing expertise, 1-Grid customers will have access to specialised toolkits tailored to the SME market.
“The climate in South Africa is ripe for small business and our goal is to empower local SMEs to reap the rewards of a robust online presence. We want to be a part of the entrepreneurial energy surging across the African continent,” Vollrath says.
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