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[[Image:Enom_logo.gif|thumb|200px|right|Bellevue, WA, USA]]
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| logo            = ENom2.png
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| industry        = Internet, online domain name registration
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| founded        = Bellevue, WA, 1997
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| founders        =
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| ownership      = [[Tucows]]
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| headquarters    = 5808 Lake Washington Blvd, Ste. 300<br>Kirkland, WA 98033
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| country        = USA
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| businesses      =
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| website        = [http://enom.com eNom.com]
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| blog            = [http://www.enom.com/news/default.aspx eNom blog]
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| facebook        =
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| linkedin        =[http://linkd.in/1e9XeMM LinkedIn/enom]
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| twitter        = eNom
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== Company History ==
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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>
  
eNom built a platform for buying, selling, and using domain names in the marketplace.  
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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.
  
[http://www.enom.com/ eNom] was started in 1997 by founder and CEO, [Paul Stahura]. eNom is a technology provider in the domain name services industry.
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== Company History ==
 
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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>
eNom is the second largest domain registrar in the world with 80 million registered domain names[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-150442240.html (1)]. eNom is the largest domain registrar with a reseller model with tens of thousands of resellers. These resellers 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.
 
 
 
eNom's resellers are mostly web hosting and web development companies. Reseller range from large to small businesses and companies. In addition, eNom provides resellers value added services (VAS) including website hosting, website creation, and SSL certificates.
 
 
 
eNom's back-end systems handles about 2 billion [DNS] queries a day[http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-stahura (2)]. The company maintains its name server constellation across six datacenters around the world and forwards over 11 million emails and blocks over 28 million spam messages every day.
 
 
 
In October, 2007, eNom sunsetted its [drop catcher] website ([ClubDrop].com) to partner with ([NetworkSolutions].com) to create the aftermarket auction venue ([NameJet].com). NameJet became the auction venue for the expired domain inventory of Network Solutions.
 
  
Much of the Network Solutions inventory is classified as "Pre-Release" names available at no other aftermarket venue. The site auctions active names, dropped names, and names that are post-expiration. Features include public auctions, private auctions, ascending-price and reverse auctions, proxy bidding, reserve price auctions, buy-it-now auctions.  
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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>
  
== eNom's reseller model ==
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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.
  
eNom sets up resellers two ways: First is through eNom's PDQ tool, which is a semi-customizable domain name selling kit for resellers who are less technical or who want something more compartmentalized. The second way to access and provision domain names and the value added services is through the API. eNom's API gives web designers more flexibility for selling domain names and Value Added Services (VAS).
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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>
  
eNom [http://enomreseller.org/ 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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== 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.
  
== People ==
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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.
 
 
* [[Sarah Akhtar]], General Counsel
 
* [[Paul Stahura]], Chief Strategy Officer
 
* [[Michael Blend]], President
 
* [[Jeffrey Eckhaus]], General Manager
 
* [[Chris Ambler]], Chief Software Strategist
 
* [[Billy Watenpaugh]], product manager and registry liaison
 
  
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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 ==
* [[Registrars Constituency]]
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* [[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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1. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-150442240.html "World's Second-Largest Domain Name Registrar, eNom, Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies"] ''Highbeam Research.'' Retrieved September 24, 2010.
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.enom.com eNom Corporate Website]
  
2. [http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-stahura "Paul Stahura | CrunchBase Profile"] ''CrunchBase.'' Retrieved September 24, 2010.
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Latest revision as of 15:16, 15 March 2021

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

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