Demand Media acquires Denver-based Name.com

Denver-based domain name register Name.com was acquired by Demand Media Jan. 8, 2013.

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The acquisition comes as Demand Media prepares its platform for the release of new Top Level Domains this year, including the 26 that it applied for, and in another 100 new gTLD applications with itscontroversial partner Donuts, Inc.

Demand Media is already in a solid position to support new TLDs through its subsidiary eNom. eNom launched a new TLD portal during the cPanel Conference in October. The portal allows its resellers to integrate a watchlist, sunrise and landrush module on their website through a javascript widget.

Between Name.com and eNom, Demand Media has around 15 million registered domain names. While eNom focuses on its reseller channel, Name.com will serve the consumer and small business end, a segment that will become “even more valuable as over one thousand new domain extensions are expected to become available for registration in the years ahead,” Richard Rosenblatt, chairman and CEO, Demand Media said in statement.

The Name.com team will remain in Denver, and will report to Taryn Naidu, executive vice president, Registrar Services.

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