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{{CompanyInfo|
| logo            = Enom_logo.gif
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| logo            = ENom2.png
| type            = Privately Held
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| type            =  
 
| industry        = Internet, online domain name registration
 
| industry        = Internet, online domain name registration
 
| founded        = Bellevue, WA, 1997
 
| founded        = Bellevue, WA, 1997
| founders        = [[Paul Stahura]]
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| founders        =
| ownership      = [[Demand Media]], 2006
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| ownership      = [[Tucows]]
| headquarters    = 15801 NE 24th Street<br/>St. Bellevue, WA 98008
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| headquarters    = 5808 Lake Washington Blvd, Ste. 300<br>Kirkland, WA 98033
 
| country        = USA
 
| country        = USA
 
| businesses      =  
 
| businesses      =  
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| revenue        =  
 
| revenue        =  
 
| website        = [http://enom.com eNom.com]
 
| website        = [http://enom.com eNom.com]
| blog            =  
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| blog            = [http://www.enom.com/news/default.aspx eNom blog]
 
| facebook        =  
 
| facebook        =  
| linkedin        =  
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| linkedin        =[http://linkd.in/1e9XeMM LinkedIn/enom]
 
| twitter        = eNom
 
| twitter        = eNom
| keypeople      =  [[Taryn Naidu]], General Manager<br/>
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| keypeople      =   
[[Chris Sheridan]], Vice President of Sales<br/>
 
[[John Kane]], Vice President of Business Development<br>
 
[[Billy Watenpaugh]], Product Manager and Registry Liaison<br>
 
[[Chris Ambler]], Chief Software Strategist<br>
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
'''eNom''', is [[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> [[Paul Stahura]] founded the company in 1997.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-stahura Crunchbase - Paul Stahura]</ref>
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'''eNom''' is an [[ICANN]] accredited 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, [[Tucows]] acquired from eNom from [[Rightside]] for $83.5 million, adding approximately 14.5 domains under management and 28,000 active resellers to it's portfolio.<ref>[http://www.tucows.com/tucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-from-rightside/ Tucows Inc. To Acquire eNom from Rightside]. Retrieved 29 Mar 2017.</ref>  
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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.
  
In May 2006 eNom was acquired by [[Demand Media]], and in 2007 eNom acquired [[BulkRegister]].<ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2007/january.htm The Domain Industry News Journal]</ref>
 
 
== Company History ==
 
== Company History ==
Paul Stahura founded the company in 1997, 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>
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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>
  
In 2007, eNom became the second largest domain registrar in the world,<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.
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===Acquisition by Demand Media===
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In May 2006, eNom was acquired by [[Demand Media]], and in 2007 eNom acquired [[BulkRegister]], 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>  
  
Their back-end systems can handle about 2 billion [[DNS]] queries a day, and maintains its name server constellation across six datacenters around the world. They forward over 11 million emails and block over 28 million spam messages every day.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-stahura Crunchbase]</ref>
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In October, 2007, eNom retired its drop catcher website, [[ClubDrop]].com, to partner with [[Network Solutions]] to create the aftermarket auction venue [[NameJet]].com. NameJet became the auction provider 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.namejet.com/ namejet.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.
  
In October, 2007, eNom sunsetted its drop catcher website, [[ClubDrop]].com to partner with [[Network Solutions]] to create the aftermarket auction venue [[NameJet]].com. NameJet became the auction venue for the expired domain inventory of Network Solutions.  
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===Acquisition by Tucows===
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In January 2017, eNom was acquired by [[Tucows]] for US$83.5 million, adding 14.5 million domain names under management and 28,000 resellers to increase Tucows total network to 29 million domains under management and 40,000 resellers, which made it the second largest domain name registrar, behind [[GoDaddy]].<ref>[http://www.tucows.com/tucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-from-rightside/ http://www.tucows.com/tucows-inc-to-acquire-enom-from-rightside/]</ref>
  
The site auctions active names, dropped names, and names that are post-expiration.<ref>[http://www.namejet.com/ namejet.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, buy-it-now auctions.
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== eNom's Reseller Model ==
  
== eNom's Reseller Model ==
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eNom sets up [http://www.enom.com/resellers/benefits-sellingoptions.aspx resellers] two ways, through its Instant Reseller storefront tool, a customizable domain name selling kit, or through an API used by software developers.
  
eNom sets up [http://enomreseller.org/ resellers] two ways, through eNom's PDQ tool, a semi-customizable domain name selling kit, or through the API.
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eNom resellers add revenue streams to their existing businesses by offering domain names and eNom's Value Added Services (VAS). eNom's VAS products and services include web site hosting, web site creation kits, SSL Certificates, ID protection services, email services, website monitoring and traffic-counting tools.
  
eNom resellers add revenue streams to their domain name businesses by offering eNom's Value Added Services (VAS). eNom's VAS products and services include web site hosting, web site creation kits, SSL Certificates, ID protection services, email services, website monitoring and traffic-counting tools.
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In August, 2012, eNom launched a new service targeting prospective registrants for domains on new gTLDs and resellers who plan to offer new gTLDs. The service provides the ability for end users to register expressions of interest in specific domains through a '''Watchlist'''. Using this tool, resellers can understand the demand for new gTLDs by their customer base and build appropriate marketing plans for the new extensions. When each new gTLD is ultimately delegated, the tool adapts to let end users participate in the Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability phases. Resellers can implement this tool through a javascript widget or an API.  To date, eNom and its resellers have collected more than three million expressions of interest from end users. <ref>[http://www.enom.com/tld-queue/pages/watchlist.aspx#c=Featured]</ref>
  
 
== Affiliations ==
 
== Affiliations ==
 
* [[ICANN]] [[Registrar Constituency]]
 
* [[ICANN]] [[Registrar Constituency]]
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* [[NTAG]]
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* [http://www.safemedsonline.org/ Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)]
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* [http://www.whatdomain.org/ Domain Name Association (DNA)]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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[[Category: Registrars]]
 
[[Category: Registrars]]
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[[Category: Past Supporters]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:39, 29 March 2017

ENom2.png
Industry: Internet, online domain name registration
Founded: Bellevue, WA, 1997
Ownership: Tucows
Headquarters: 5808 Lake Washington Blvd, Ste. 300
Kirkland, WA 98033
Country: USA
Website: eNom.com
Blog: eNom blog
LinkedIn: LinkedIn/enom
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@eNom

eNom is an ICANN accredited registrar, providing domain name registration, hosting and other online services.[1][2] In January 2017, Tucows acquired from eNom from Rightside for $83.5 million, adding approximately 14.5 domains under management and 28,000 active resellers to it's portfolio.[3]

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.

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.[4]

Acquisition by Demand Media

In May 2006, eNom was acquired by Demand Media, and in 2007 eNom acquired BulkRegister, making it the second largest domain registrar in the world.[5][6] with over 8 million registered domain names in 70 different domain extensions.[7]

In October, 2007, eNom retired its drop catcher website, ClubDrop.com, to partner with Network Solutions to create the aftermarket auction venue NameJet.com. NameJet became the auction provider for the expired domain inventory of Network Solutions, Register.com and eNom. NameJet auctions active names, dropped names, and names that are post-expiration.[8] 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 January 2017, eNom was acquired by Tucows for US$83.5 million, adding 14.5 million domain names under management and 28,000 resellers to increase Tucows total network to 29 million domains under management and 40,000 resellers, which made it the second largest domain name registrar, behind GoDaddy.[9]

eNom's Reseller Model

eNom sets up resellers two ways, through its Instant Reseller storefront tool, a customizable domain name selling kit, or through an API used by software developers.

eNom resellers add revenue streams to their existing businesses by offering domain names and eNom's Value Added Services (VAS). eNom's VAS products and services include web site hosting, web site creation kits, SSL Certificates, ID protection services, email services, website monitoring and traffic-counting tools.

In August, 2012, eNom launched a new service targeting prospective registrants for domains on new gTLDs and resellers who plan to offer new gTLDs. The service provides the ability for end users to register expressions of interest in specific domains through a Watchlist. Using this tool, resellers can understand the demand for new gTLDs by their customer base and build appropriate marketing plans for the new extensions. When each new gTLD is ultimately delegated, the tool adapts to let end users participate in the Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability phases. Resellers can implement this tool through a javascript widget or an API. To date, eNom and its resellers have collected more than three million expressions of interest from end users. [10]

Affiliations

References

External Links