DreamHost Acquires ThinkHost?

A friend of mine is a member of the web hosting company ThinkHost’s affiliate program. Today he received his affiliate commission – from DreamHost!

The only message in the PayPal payment was:

Thank you for your continued support! Sincerely, The Happy ThinkHost Affiliate Team P.S. The reason this is coming from paypal@dreamhost.com is because ThinkHost has merged with DreamHost! Don’t worry, absolutely nothing is changing!

ThinkHost was one the first web hosts to brand itself as a green web host, offering carbon-neutral hosting powered 100% by wind and solar energy. As a gimmick they also arrange to have a tree planted for each of their clients.

ThinkHost hosts 3646 domains according to WebHosting.info – compared to Dreamhost’s 849,711 domains.

Has anyone seen this merger/acquisition announced anywhere?

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