Today we announced the acquisition of Name.com – one of the domain name industry’s most innovative retail registrars. Over the past nine years, Name.com has developed a large and loyal cadre of customers who appreciate a strong and growing business built on a culture of innovation, unfettered creative spirit and outstanding customer service. The results speak for themselves. With a sharp focus on creating great customer experiences, the talented team at Name.com is now entrusted to provide registration services for almost 1.5 million domain names for customers around the globe.
Already the second largest domain name registrar in the world, we are proud to now add Name.com to the Demand Media family. We greatly admire what the team there has accomplished – building a smart company that is easy, and fun, to do business with.
The domain name industry is entering its greatest period of change and opportunity as it prepares for the launch of more than one thousand new top level domains (TLDs). With that change, we recognized the opportunity to expand our ability to educate, satisfy and service a greatly expanded and global audience.
The new TLDs present an opportunity to help every prospective consumer and business understand their options, and then, easily purchase the best new names for their passion projects and businesses. It’s also an opportunity to help over a thousand new domain name registries successfully launch their TLDs and reach their target audience.
Together, Name.com and Demand Media possess the most comprehensive domain name services platform in the industry. It includes the now 15 million names under management, the most widely used domain name reseller platform, nearly 9,000 business partners, the leading domain name auction service, an interest in 133 new TLD applications and, now, an award-winning retail registrar.
Having the right pieces is an important part of the puzzle. Putting them together in a winning fashion is what we look forward to doing with our new colleagues from Name.com. Welcome aboard!