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{{CompanyInfo|
| logo = Enom_logoENom2.gifpng| type = Subsidiary of Demand Media (NYSE:DMD)
| industry = Internet, online domain name registration
| founded = Bellevue, WA, 1997
| founders = [[Paul Stahura]]| ownership = [[Demand MediaTucows]], 2006
| headquarters = 5808 Lake Washington Blvd, Ste. 300<br>Kirkland, WA 98033
| country = USA
| revenue =
| website = [http://enom.com eNom.com]
| blog = [http://www.enom.com/news/default.aspx eNom blog]
| facebook =
| linkedin = [http://linkd.in/1e9XeMM LinkedIn/enom]
| twitter = eNom
| keypeople = [[Taryn Naidu]], EVP and General Manager<br/>[[Chris Sheridan]], VP, Business Development<br/>[[Billy Watenpaugh]], Sr. Product Manager and Registry Liaison<br><br>
}}
'''eNom''', is an [[ICANN]] accredited and the world's second-largest domain name registrar, providing domain name registration, hosting and other online services.<ref>[http://nomcom.icann.org/bios-2008.htm icann.org]</ref><ref>[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-150442240.html Highbeam Research Article]</ref> In January 2017, [[Paul StahuraTucows]]acquired from eNom from [[Rightside] founded the company in 1997] for $83.5 million, adding approximately 14.5 domains under management and 28,000 active resellers to it's portfolio.<ref>[http://www.crunchbasetucows.com/person/paultucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-stahura Crunchbase from- Paul Stahurarightside/ Tucows Inc. To Acquire eNom from Rightside]. Retrieved 29 Mar 2017.</ref>
===Demand Media===In May 2006 eNom was acquired by [[Demand Media]], 's resellers are mostly web hosting and in 2007 web development companies that use eNom acquired 's application programming interface ([[BulkRegisterAPI]].<ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2007/january.htm The Domain Industry News Journal]</ref> It rose ) to become the second largest registrar following its acquisition of [[BulkRegister]],<ref>[http://www.domaintools.com/internet-statistics/registrar-stats-2007.php Domain Tools.com, Internet Registrar Statistics 2007]</ref> although it continues to be run as a separate service.<ref>[http://www.bulkregister.com/ BulkRegister]</ref> [[Demand Media]] went buy and sell domain names on to acquire [[Name.com]] in Januarytheir own web sites, 2013. The reasons for the acquisition were noted as adding a new outlet to sell as many [[New gTLD Program|new gTLDs]] as possible, and bolster Demand Mediaor eNom's line-up by adding a "hosted reseller solution—a customer retail registrar", given that its current eNom service is a "wholesalef registrar". Name.com frequently positions itself website branded as a fun and safe alternative to [[GoDaddy]], the worldreseller's largest [[registrar]].<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2013/01/07/demand-media-acquires-name-com-as-registrar-consolidation-continues/ Demand Media Acquires Name Com As Regsitrar, DomainNameWirebut hosted by eNom.com]Published 7 Jan 2013, Retrieved 9 Jan 2013</ref>[[Demand Media]] is itself an applicant for 26 [[New gTLD Program|new gTLDs]], with a partnership with the largest applicant, [[Donuts]], to partner on an additional 107.<ref>[http://www.thedomains.com/2013/01/07/breakingdemand-media-acquires-name-com/ BreakingDemand Media Acquires Name Com, TheDomains.com]Published 7 January 2013, Retrieved 9 January 2013]</ref>
== Company History ==
Paul Stahura founded the company in 1997, and it initially was run out of his garage using a single computer with an ISDN line.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-stahura Crunch Base Profile]</ref>
===Acquisition by Demand Media===In May 2006, eNom was acquired by [[Demand Media]], and in 2007eNom acquired [[BulkRegister]], eNom became making it the second largest domain registrar in the world,.<ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2007/january.htm The Domain Industry News Journal]</ref><ref>[http://www.domaintools.com/internet-statistics/registrar-stats-2007.php domaintools.com]</ref> with over 8 million registered domain names in 70 different domain extensions.<ref>[http://www.enom.com/domainsearch/default.aspx enom.com]</ref> eNom's resellers are mostly web hosting and web development companies that use eNom's application programming interface ([[API]]) to buy and sell domain names on their own web sites, or eNom's hosted reseller solution—a customer retail website branded as the reseller's but hosted by eNom.
Their back-end systems can handle about 2 billion In October, 2007, eNom retired its drop catcher website, [[ClubDrop]].com, to partner with [[Network Solutions]] to create the aftermarket auction venue [[DNSNameJet]] queries a day.com. NameJet became the auction provider for the expired domain inventory of Network Solutions, Register.com and maintains its name server constellation across six datacenters around the worldeNom. They forward over 11 million emails NameJet auctions active names, dropped names, and block over 28 million spam messages every daynames that are post-expiration.<ref>[http://www.crunchbasenamejet.com/person/paul-stahura Crunchbasenamejet.com]</ref>Much of the Network Solutions inventory is classified as "Pre-Release" names. Features include: public auctions, private auctions, ascending-price and reverse auctions, proxy bidding, reserve price auctions and buy-it-now auctions.
===Acquisition by Tucows===In October, 2007January 2017, eNom retired its drop catcher website, was acquired by [[ClubDropTucows]]for US$83.5 million, adding 14.com5 million domain names under management and 28, 000 resellers to partner with [[Network Solutions]] increase Tucows total network to create 29 million domains under management and 40,000 resellers, which made it the aftermarket auction venue second largest domain name registrar, behind [[NameJetGoDaddy]].com. NameJet became the auction venue for the expired domain inventory of Network Solutions, Register.com and eNom. NameJet auctions active names, dropped names, and names that are post-expiration.<ref>[http://www.namejettucows.com/ namejettucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-from-rightside/ http://www.tucows.com/tucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-from-rightside/]</ref> Much of the Network Solutions inventory is classified as "Pre-Release" names. Features include: public auctions, private auctions, ascending-price and reverse auctions, proxy bidding, reserve price auctions, buy-it-now auctions.
== eNom's Reseller Model ==
* [[ICANN]] [[Registrar Constituency]]
* [[NTAG]]
* [http://www.safemedsonline.org/ Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)]* [http://www.whatdomain.org/ Domain Name Association (DNA)]
== References ==
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== External Links ==
[[Category: Companies]]
[[Category: Registrars]]
[[Category: Past SponsorSupporters]]
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