Since its founding back in 1997 as Atlantic Teleservices in Jacksonville, Florida, Web.com has been serving the needs of small businesses (that’s right, just 3 years after Bryant Gumbel famously asked, “What is the Internet, anyway?” and one year before Google opened as a major search engine and index).Through acquisition and organic growth that also included two name changes, the company has expanded from approximately 50,000 customers in 2005 to more than 3.3 million, today. This week, the leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses is celebrating its 10th anniversary of becoming a publicly-traded company, and today announced that it will change its Nasdaq ticker symbol from WWWW to WEB. The new symbol will become effective upon the market’s open on November 10, 2015.
To celebrate this event, Nasdaq has invited the company to ring the closing bell on its first day of trading under the new WEB symbol. The bell will be rung by David L. Brown, founder, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com, who will be joined by several of the longtime employees who helped build Web.com into the nationally recognized brand that it is today.
“Today, we are excited to extend the branding of Web.com with the change of our stock symbol to WEB.” said Brown. “This memorable ticker symbol clearly aligns with Web.com’s role as a leading provider of online marketing solutions for small businesses. We are pleased to announce the change as we commemorate our tenth anniversary of being listed on the Nasdaq and thank all of our customers and team members, who have helped us arrive at where we are, today.”
Web.com is inviting its customers, employees, family, friends and other stakeholders to share in the historic event on November 10th by joining the Nasdaq Closing Bell ceremony at the Nasdaq MarketSite which will be streamed live at https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live on Tuesday, November 10th. From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Web.com will take over the marquee on Nasdaq’s 7-story Times Square Tower. At 4:00 pm, CEO David Brown and Team will ring the Closing Bell, before heading outside for a brief ceremony in front of the tower. Supporters can participate by tweeting their well wishes to @webdotcom or visiting them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Web.com and tagging their comments in social media using the hashtag, #WebTickerTurns10.
As of November 10, 2015 all stock trading, filings and market related information will be reported under the new symbol WEB. The CUSIP for the Company’s common stock will remain unchanged. Outstanding stock certificates are not affected by the ticker symbol change and do not need to be exchanged. For more information, visit Web.com’s newsroom.
Tim is Director of Social Media at Web.com. A deeply experienced integrated marketing professional, former creative director and writer who operated his own full-service marketing, branding, public relations and design firm for 15 years, Tim provides a wealth of experience in nearly every area of marketing communications encompassing both new and traditional media.