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Revision as of 23:03, 24 April 2011

Type: Private
Industry: Registrar
Founded: USA, 2003
Founder(s): Bill Mushkin
Headquarters: 125 Rampart Way Suite 300,
Denver, Colorado 80230
Country: USA
Website: http://www.name.com/
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@namedotcom
Key People
Bill Mushkin, Founder and CEO

Scott McBreen, Bus Admin Manager
Sean Leach, CTO
Paul Carter, Dir of Operations

Name.com is an ICANN accredited registrar for TLD names.[1] As of November, 2010, Name.com has registered 734,188 TLDs.[2]


Name.com was founded by Bill Mushkin in 2003. Bill Mushkin also holds two other registrars, domainsite.com and name.net.

Products and Services offered by Name.com

  • More than 50 gTLD and ccTLD extensions
  • Aftermarket domain brokerage
  • Web hosting
  • Rapid Blog, a customized version of WordPress


  • Lifehacker, a popular tech/lifestyle blog, featured Name.com in it's list of Five Best Domain Name Registrars.[3]


Name.com has been accused of registering a plethora of domain names based on or closely resembling the trademarks of the luxury retailers-Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and the computer giant-Microsoft, and another company.

Most of the Web addresses are intentional misspellings, such as NeimanMarkis.com or MicrosoftUpdat.com, according to lawsuits filed in federal court in Denver.

Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman argued that Name.com and Spot Domain registered more than 40 domain names that infringed on their trademarks and sought damages of at least $100,000 per name. Examples included NeimanMarco.com and BerdgorfGoodman.com.

The defendants allegedly took advantage of five-day trial periods for each domain name to figure out how much traffic each site attracted and canceled registrations that failed to draw enough traffic. Neiman Marcus said Mushkin's domain name operations hosted websites featuring pop-up ads, and that he got paid when people clicked.

In the settlement, Name.com and Spot Domain were required to "perform several tasks", according to the court documents. Mushkin declined to say what the agreement specifically called for.[4]


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