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==Domain Listing Service==
==Domain Listing Service==
NameMedia runs a domain listing service through [[Afternic]].com which sells domain names throughout the world.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/company/namemedia CrunchBase]</ref> This DLS
NameMedia runs a domain listing service through [[Afternic]].com which sells domain names throughout the world.<ref>[http://www.crunchbase.com/company/namemedia CrunchBase]</ref> This DLS is similar to MLS used for real estate. NameMedia has around two million premium domain names to be sold.<ref>[http://www.domainersmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=241:namemedia-announces-major-upgrade-expanded-functionality-for-popular-domain-aftermarket-afterniccom&catid=32:pressreleases&Itemid=120 DomainersMagazine]</ref>
Revision as of 05:25, 30 November 2011
|Founder(s):||Brian Taff, Michael Mann|
|Ownership:||Highland Capital Partners, Summit Partners|
|Headquarters:||230 Third Ave|
Waltham, MA 02451
|Revenue:||$75 million (2007)|
| Kelly Conlin, CEO|
NameMedia is network of websites that initially dealt with the trade of domain names, but is has now also offering domain monetization strategy to the world's largest network of websites, receiving more than 70 million visitors per month. In 2007, it was recognized as the largest seller of domain names in the secondary market. The company may have as many as 2.2 million monetized domain names, including 0.75 million domains that are owned by NameMedia itself. It is partners with 35 premier marketing companies including eight of the world's top ten registrars, making it the broadest distribution network in the world for secondary domain names; its partnerships include Network Solutions, Key-Systems, Mesh Digital,DirectNIC, Ltd., and TierraNet.
In 1999, Michael Mann and Brian Taff founded BuyDomains.com for the sale and purchase of premium domain names. At the beginning of 2005, BuyDomains was acquired by Highland Capital Partners and Summit Partners. The company changed its name to YesDirect for some time, but it was changed again, to NameMedia, in June, 2006.
In 2007, it was reportedly rumored that NameMedia was going public and having an IPO in the near future.
Domain Listing Service
NameMedia runs a domain listing service through Afternic.com which sells domain names throughout the world. This DLS is similar to MLS used for real estate. NameMedia has around two million premium domain names to be sold.
Along with the domain name trade business, NameMedia has developed and runs community websites related to photography,stamping, crafting, astrology, sky-diving and rock climbing. The websites under the ownership of NameMedia are: