eNom built a platform for buying, selling, and using domain names in the marketplace.
eNom was started in 1997 by founder and CEO, [Paul Stahura]. eNom is a technology provider in the domain name services industry.
eNom is the second largest domain registrar in the world with 80 million registered domain names(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(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.
eNom's reseller model
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).
eNom 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.
- 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
1. "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.
2. "Paul Stahura | CrunchBase Profile" CrunchBase. Retrieved September 24, 2010.