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{{CompanyInfo|
| logo             = Dotster_logo.jpg
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| logo           = Dotster_logo.jpg
| type             = Privately Held
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| type           = Privately Held
| industry         = Internet, Domain name registration
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| industry       = Domain name registration
| founded           = Vancouver, WA (1999)
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| founded         = Vancouver, WA, 1999
| country          = USA
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| founders       = [[George DeCarlo]]
| founder(s)       = [[George DeCarlo]]
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| ownership      =
| headquarters     = 8100 NE Parkway Drive<br/>Vancouver, WA 98682<br/>United States
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| headquarters   = 8100 NE Parkway Drive<br/>Vancouver, WA 98682<br/>United States
| keypeople         = [[Clint Page]] (CEO)<br/>
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| country        = USA
[[Brian Unruh]] (CFO)<br/>
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| businesses      =
Wm. Shawn McCaughan (VP of Operations)
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| products        = Dotster Connect
| products          = Dotster Connect
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| employees      = 51-200
| employees        = 51-200
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| revenue        =
| revenue          =
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| website        = [http://www.dotster.com Dotster.com]
| website          = http://www.dotster.com
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| blog            =
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| facebook        =
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| linkedin        =
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| twitter        = Dotster
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| keypeople       = [[Clint Page]], CEO<br/>
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[[Brian Unruh]], CFO<br/>
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[[Wm. Shawn McCaughan]], VP of Operations
 
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'''Dotster''' is a domain name provider also offering web hosting and design, email packages, online marketing and security solutions. Founded in 1999, this [[ICANN]] accredited registrar is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, USA <ref>[http://free.salesfuel.com/companies/Dotster-Inc--22001672.html Sales Fuel, Company Intelligence Report]</ref> and is held held by the Baker Capital, a private equity firm from New York, USA. <ref>[http://www.bakercapital.com/portmain.html Baker Capital]</ref>
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'''Dotster''' is a domain name provider also offering web hosting and design, email packages, online marketing and security solutions. Founded in 1999, this [[ICANN]] accredited registrar is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, USA<ref>[http://free.salesfuel.com/companies/Dotster-Inc--22001672.html Sales Fuel, Company Intelligence Report]</ref> and is held held by the Baker Capital, a private equity firm from New York, USA.<ref>[http://www.bakercapital.com/portmain.html Baker Capital]</ref>
    
As of November, 2010, Dotster has over 1,154,000 domain names under its management with a global market share of approximately 0.985%.<ref>[http://www.webhosting.info/registrars/reports/total_domains/DOTSTER.COM Webhosting.info]</ref>
 
As of November, 2010, Dotster has over 1,154,000 domain names under its management with a global market share of approximately 0.985%.<ref>[http://www.webhosting.info/registrars/reports/total_domains/DOTSTER.COM Webhosting.info]</ref>
    
==History==
 
==History==
* [[George DeCarlo]], an IT entrepreneur and graduate of University of Portland , founded Dotster in 1999. <ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/george-decarlo Crunch Base]</ref>.
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* [[George DeCarlo]], an IT entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Portland, founded Dotster in 1999.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/george-decarlo Crunch Base]</ref>
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* In January 2000, Dotster was launched as a project of CAS (Columbia Analytical Services), Holdings Inc, headquartered in Kelso, Wash. <ref>[http://www.isp-planet.com/services/registrars/dotster.html ISP Planet]</ref>. Dotster acted as subsidiary of CAS Holdings, Inc until late 2004 when Baker Capital purchased Dotster from CAS. <ref>[http://www.forbes.com/2006/04/21/godaddy-google-yahoo_cx_rr_0424godaddy.html Forbes.com]</ref>
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* In January 2000, Dotster was launched as a project of CAS (Columbia Analytical Services), Holdings Inc, headquartered in Kelso, Washington.<ref>[http://www.isp-planet.com/services/registrars/dotster.html ISP Planet]</ref> Dotster acted as subsidiary of CAS Holdings, Inc until late 2004 when Baker Capital purchased Dotster from CAS.<ref>[http://www.forbes.com/2006/04/21/godaddy-google-yahoo_cx_rr_0424godaddy.html Forbes.com]</ref>
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* In 2000, Clint Page, then the president of a private development organization CEDC, joined Dotster as the President and CEO and has been running the company since.<ref>[http://www.spoke.com/info/pK77x3/ClintPage Spoke.com]</ref>  
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* In 2000, Clint Page, then the president of a private development organization, CEDC, joined Dotster as the President and CEO and has been running the company since.<ref>[http://www.spoke.com/info/pK77x3/ClintPage Spoke.com]</ref>  
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* In August 2001, Dotster announced the launch of [[NameWinner]], a service to register expiring domain names from the VeriSign Global Registry.<ref>[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Leading+Domain+Registrar+Dotster+Inc.+Launches+NameWinner,+a+Powerful...-a077559860 The Free Library.com]</ref> According to Clint Page "Dotster was the first company to offer the auction service in the expired domain market and one of the first to promote expiring domains to the customers".<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/legal/dotster-v-icann/page-second-05sep03.pdf ICANN.org]</ref>
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* In August 2001, Dotster announced the launch of [[NameWinner]], a service to register expiring domain names from the [[Verisign]] Global Registry.<ref>[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Leading+Domain+Registrar+Dotster+Inc.+Launches+NameWinner,+a+Powerful...-a077559860 The Free Library.com]</ref> According to Clint Page, "Dotster was the first company to offer the auction service in the expired domain market and one of the first to promote expiring domains to the customers."<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/legal/dotster-v-icann/page-second-05sep03.pdf ICANN.org]</ref>
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* In March 2005, Dotster announced the launch of new domain technology, the second generation version of Domain Discovery System, which provided relevant search results based on domains or keywords entered by its users <ref>[http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/031605_Dotster_Launches_New_Domain_Technology Web Host Industry Review]</ref>
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* In March 2005, Dotster announced the launch of new domain technology, the second generation version of Domain Discovery System, which provided relevant search results based on domains or keywords entered by its users.<ref>[http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/031605_Dotster_Launches_New_Domain_Technology Web Host Industry Review]</ref>
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* In June 2006, a lawsuit was filed by high-end retailers Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman charging Dotster of unlawfully participation in a massive [[cybersquatting]] campaign. <ref>[http://news.cnet.com/2100-1032_3-6079567.html CNET.com]</ref> In 2007, Dotster Settled with Neiman Marcus over the alleged Typosquatting. <ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2007/02/19/dotster-settles-with-neiman-marcus-over-typosquatting/ Domain Name Wire]</ref>  
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* In June 2006, a lawsuit was filed by high-end retailers Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman charging Dotster of unlawfully participation in a massive [[cybersquatting]] campaign.<ref>[http://news.cnet.com/2100-1032_3-6079567.html CNET.com]</ref> In 2007, Dotster Settled with Neiman Marcus over the alleged typosquatting.<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2007/02/19/dotster-settles-with-neiman-marcus-over-typosquatting/ Domain Name Wire]</ref>  
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* Dotster announced the launch of [[Dotster Connect]], a social networking solution for business and people in June 2008.<ref>[http://mashable.com/2008/06/17/dotster-connect/ Mashable]</ref> According to the company description, Dotster Connect is a tool for social networking and media sharing with community forums, blogs, polls, real-time communications etc functions.<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dotster-announces-dotster-connectsm-first-all-in-one-social-networking-solution-for-businesses-of-all-sizes-57479592.html PR Newswire]</ref>  
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* Dotster announced the launch of [[Dotster Connect]], a social networking solution for business and people in June 2008.<ref>[http://mashable.com/2008/06/17/dotster-connect/ Mashable]</ref> According to the company description, Dotster Connect is a tool for social networking and media sharing with community forums, blogs, polls, real-time communications, and other functions.<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dotster-announces-dotster-connectsm-first-all-in-one-social-networking-solution-for-businesses-of-all-sizes-57479592.html PR Newswire]</ref>  
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* In July 2008, Dotster announced e-mail marketing solution for small and medium sized businesses <ref>[http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/dotster-announces-firstofitskind-email-marketing-solution-small-and-medium-sized-businesses Press Release Point ]</ref> when the company bought [[EmailBrain]], a company originally founded by Aurelio F Rodriguez in 2003. <ref>[http://www.emailbrain.com/eb/about-us.shtml Email Brain Corporate Website]</ref>
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* In July 2008, Dotster announced e-mail marketing solution for small and medium sized businesses when the company bought [[EmailBrain]]<ref>[http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/dotster-announces-firstofitskind-email-marketing-solution-small-and-medium-sized-businesses Press Release Point ]</ref>, a company originally founded by Aurelio F. Rodriguez in 2003. <ref>[http://www.emailbrain.com/eb/about-us.shtml Email Brain Corporate Website]</ref>
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* In February, 2009, Dotster sold [[RevenueDirect]], domain parking service solution to [[SEDO]].
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* In February, 2009, Dotster sold [[RevenueDirect]], domain parking service solution to [[Sedo]].<ref>[http://www.sociableblog.com/2009/02/26/sedo-acquires-revenuedirect/ Sociable Blog]</ref>
<ref>[http://www.sociableblog.com/2009/02/26/sedo-acquires-revenuedirect/ Sociable Blog]</ref>
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* In November, 2009, Dotster announced an agreement with Open-Xchange, a leading full-service to deploy Open-Xchange solution for Dotster e-mail users. <ref>[https://tv.sys-con.com/node/1181342 SYS-CON.tv]</ref>
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* In November, 2009, Dotster announced an agreement with Open-Xchange, a leading full-service to deploy Open-Xchange solution for Dotster e-mail users.<ref>[https://tv.sys-con.com/node/1181342 SYS-CON.tv]</ref>
    
* In November, 2010, Dotster announced partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a renewable energy suppliers company, to offset more than 150% of the energy used by its web hosting servers.<ref>[http://www.tophosts.com/articles/010843.html Top Hosts]</ref>
 
* In November, 2010, Dotster announced partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a renewable energy suppliers company, to offset more than 150% of the energy used by its web hosting servers.<ref>[http://www.tophosts.com/articles/010843.html Top Hosts]</ref>
    
==Products and Services==
 
==Products and Services==
According to Dotster website, products and services provided by dotster includes domain services like domain registration, domain renewal, domain transfar etc and hosting services like Windows and Linux hosting, email hosting, vps hosting etc. Dotster also provides security solutions like [[SSL]] certificates, website designing services, email marketing, social networking, [[SEO]] services.
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According to Dotster's website, products and services provided by Dotster includes domain services like domain registration, domain renewal, domain transfer, and hosting services like Windows and Linux hosting, email hosting, vps hosting, etc. Dotster also provides security solutions like [[SSL]] certificates, website designing services, email marketing, social networking, and [[SEO]] services.
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Dotster is known for its different promotional offers like "Happy Hour Promotion" (2008)<ref>[http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2008/04/08/dotster-domain-name-happy-hour.aspx Website Magazine] </ref> and "eBiz in a Box" (2008)<ref>[http://www.linux-mag.com/id/6203 Linux Magazine]</ref>, "[[Whois]] Privacy Protection Give-Away"(2005)<ref>[http://www.w3reports.com/index.php?itemid=1040 W3 reports]</ref> etc.
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Dotster is known for its different promotional offers like "Happy Hour Promotion" (2008),<ref>[http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2008/04/08/dotster-domain-name-happy-hour.aspx Website Magazine] </ref> "eBiz in a Box" (2008),<ref>[http://www.linux-mag.com/id/6203 Linux Magazine]</ref> and "[[Whois]] Privacy Protection Give-Away" (2005)<ref>[http://www.w3reports.com/index.php?itemid=1040 W3 reports]</ref> etc.
    
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
In May, 2010, Dotster won "Domain Pioneer Award from [[VeriSign]] which was presented at the 25 Years of .com Gala in San Francisco on May 26. <ref>[http://www.prweb.com/releases/Dotster/Pioneer-Award/prweb4063864.htm PR Web]</ref>
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In May, 2010, Dotster won "Domain Pioneer Award from [[Verisign]] which was presented at the "25 Years of .com Gala" in San Francisco.<ref>[http://www.prweb.com/releases/Dotster/Pioneer-Award/prweb4063864.htm PR Web]</ref>
    
In 2009, Dotster was named one of Washington’s Top 100 privately-held businesses by DiversityBusiness.com.  
 
In 2009, Dotster was named one of Washington’s Top 100 privately-held businesses by DiversityBusiness.com.  
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On May 26th 2008, [[VeriSign]] presented Dotster with the Domain Pioneer award, which implements that dotster has played a vital role in the expansion of .com domains.<ref>[http://www.tophosts.com/articles/010254.html Top Hosts]</ref>
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On May 26th 2008, [[Verisign]] presented Dotster with the Domain Pioneer award, meaning that dotster has played a vital role in the expansion of .com domains.<ref>[http://www.tophosts.com/articles/010254.html Top Hosts]</ref>
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In both 2005 and 2006, Dotster was awarded the Users' Choice Award by [[Name Intelligence]]. In 2005, Dotster was also awarded the Privately Held Company of the Year by the Tech Awards, and in 2004 Dotster was a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneurial Company of the Year award. <ref>[http://www.spoke.com/info/pK77x3/ClintPage Spoke.com]</ref>
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In both 2005 and 2006, Dotster was awarded the "Users' Choice Award" by [[Name Intelligence]]. In 2005, Dotster was also awarded the "Privately Held Company of the Year" by the Tech Awards; and in 2004 Dotster was a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneurial Company of the Year award.<ref>[http://www.spoke.com/info/pK77x3/ClintPage Spoke.com]</ref>
    
==References==
 
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* [http://www.bakercapital.com/portmain.html Baker Capital]
 
* [http://www.bakercapital.com/portmain.html Baker Capital]
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