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5/2/06

Former MySpace.com Owners Buy Enom.com

Leading Domain Name Registrar eNom, Inc. Purchased by Group Led by Former MySpace.com Chairman Richard Rosenblatt; Paul Stahura Named President and COO of Demand Media, Inc.

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2006-- eNom, Inc. (www.enom.com), one of the world's largest Internet domain name registrars, announced that it has been acquired by Demand Media, Inc., a new company headed by former MySpace.com chairman, and former CEO of Intermix Media, Richard Rosenblatt. Los Angeles-based Demand Media will broaden eNom's offerings by developing proprietary content tools and technologies, as well as new online advertising opportunities for eNom's clients.
Hmmm. What kind of new advertising opportunities?

With the acquisition, Paul Stahura, eNom founder and CEO, becomes president and chief operating officer of Demand Media. Terms of the private sale were not disclosed.
That's good for Paul. What about us Resellers?

"For eNom's valued network of resellers and retail customers, the acquisition represents no changes to existing relationships," assured Stahura. "We will continue to offer domain name and related services under the eNom brand, which is one of the strongest in the domain-name business. eNom's resellers can be confident that the company will continue to build and enhance its infrastructure, enabling eNom to offer an even more robust suite of services."
Okay. We'll see soon enough I guess. Gonna give us prices that can compete with GoDaddy?

"Media companies and advertising networks are now recognizing the central role a domain name plays in bringing users to Internet properties," added Stahura. "The added capital from Demand Media will accelerate our commitment to grow our business as an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and provider of high-quality value added services."
I sure hope this is a good thing.

Demand Media, Inc's Chairman and CEO Richard Rosenblatt, described by the Wall Street Journal as a "serial Internet entrepreneur," ran MySpace.com's parent company, Intermix Media Inc., and negotiated its sale to News Corp. for more than $650 million last year. Richard was also the founding investor and vice-chairman of Great Domains, as well as Chairman and CEO of iMALL, Inc. In addition to eNom, Inc., Demand Media, Inc. also purchased San Francisco-based eHow Inc., which provides niche content for websites.
Hmmm. The fact that he helped start GreatDomains.com worries me a lot.

That is the website where you paid $75 for a domain name appraisal and no matter how bad your domain name was, they appraised it for thousands of dollars so you would go out and register more domain names and come back to have them appraised for thousands of dollars too.

They once displayed a domain name they appraised on their front page. MostWanteds.com in which wanteds isn't even a word and said it was worth $75,000.

About eNom

eNom is an ICANN accredited company offering world-class Internet domain name services at competitive prices. In business since 1997, eNom specializes in domain name registration and related services, and is the #1 reseller registrar, according to Name Intelligence(R), with the largest and most active distribution network in the domain industry. eNom currently ranks as the third largest domain name registrar worldwide.
I've been loyal to enom for a long time. Now I will have to wait to see how many changes these guys are going to make. I'll wait and see before I fill out that form at GoDaddy though.

More things that just piss me off

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was 3 days past the 29 day grace period renewing one of my domain names and now it goes to a PORNO site with my "WhoIs" contact STILL listed on there.

When I called the registrar, they said THEY did not forward/do not own the porno site that it now forwards to, but enom.com does.

However, when I input "enom.com" and "pornography" into google.com, up pops all of these resellers who say they will not host pornography and they refer people to an enom page which states same.

Does this mean that the NEW OWNERS now support porno sites? If so, I think I need to notify quite a few URL owners of this change and notify the media as well.

KaRi
TPSradio
ThePrimeSpot.com
(nope, that is not the URL. I cannot tell you it, because then I, myself would be promoting porno myself. ThePrimeSpot.com is with Network Solutions)

8:34 PM  
Blogger kidsearch said...

I've been with enom a long time and trusted the old owners enough to pay the extra money to have my domains there rather than cheaper at godaddy.

But I cannot vouch for the new owners.

That being said, I doubt they condone porn sites hosted there, but they have no way of knowing to what use someone will put a domain name to.

I would email enom support with your concerns. I'd also like to hear back when you do get a response.

3:25 PM  
Blogger kidsearch said...

I've been with enom a long time and trusted the old owners enough to pay the extra money to have my domains there rather than cheaper at godaddy.

But I cannot vouch for the new owners.

That being said, I doubt they condone porn sites hosted there, but they have no way of knowing to what use someone will put a domain name to.

I would email enom support with your concerns. I'd also like to hear back when you do get a response.

3:25 PM  

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