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Type: Privately Held
Industry: Internet, Domain name registration
Founded: Vancouver, WA (2000)
Headquarters: 8100 NE Parkway Drive
Vancouver, WA 98682
United States
Country: USA
Products: Dotster Connect
Key People
Clint Page (CEO)
Brian Unruh (CFO)
Wm. Shawn McCaughan (VP of Operations)

Dotster is a domain name registration service held by the Baker Capital Equity Firm (founded in 1995) that offers hosting, email, security and marketing services. Dotster is run by CEO Clint Page joining in 2000, and CFO Brian Unruh who joined in March 2005. The company headquarters is in Vancouver, Washington, USA. [1] Dotster is a ICANN accredited domain name registrar, and has over 3 million domains. [2]

Email Brain

Email Brain, which provides email marketing services, was bought by Dotster in 2008. The company was originally founded in 2003 by Aurelio F Rodriguez. Email Brain allows customers to send and keep track of promotions and newsletters.[3]

Dotster Connect

Dotster launched Dotster Connect on January 22, 2009, and connects businesses and people to social networking. Dotster Connect comes in four packages: Silver, Gold, Platinum and Enterprise.[4] The main features of Dotster Connect are Forums and Polls, Events Management, Submittal Processing, User Profiles and Awards, Media Sharing, and Newsletters.

Happy Hour Promotion

On June 24, 2008 Dotster held a happy hour promotion from 9am to 4pm(PDT). Dotster distributed 400 free coupons that were redeemable for .com, .org, or .net domain name. They gave fifty free coupons every hour on a first come first served basis.

After the happy hour was over, there was an After Hours Sale in which the services and products of the website were offered at very low prices. [5]

eBiz in a Box

On June 10, 2008 Dotster held a "eBiz in a Box" sweepstakes to give away 8 packs of tools that could help make a website. Each week dotster gave one free tool kit to a person randomly selected from sweepstakes participants. [6]


On May 26th 2008, VeriSign presented Dotster with the Domain Pioneer award, which implements that dotster has played a vital role in the expansion of .com domains.[7]



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