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

Scott McBreen, Bus Admin Manager
Sean Leach, CTO
Paul Carter, Dir of Operations is an ICANN accredited registrar.[1] As of April, 2011, has registered 813,828 domains.[2]

History was founded by Bill Mushkin in 2003. Bill Mushkin also runs two other registrars, and

Products and Services offered by

  • 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 in it's list of Five Best Domain Name Registrars.[3]

Controversies 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, the computer giant-Microsoft, and another company.

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

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

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, 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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