eNom

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eNom
ENom logo.png
Foundation date1997
HeadquartersKirkland, Washington, United States
Industrydomain name registration
OwnerDemand Media
Websitehttp://www.enom.com
Alexa rank4,612
Available inEnglish
 
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eNom
ENom logo.png
Foundation date1997
HeadquartersKirkland, Washington, United States
Industrydomain name registration
OwnerDemand Media
Websitehttp://www.enom.com
Alexa rank4,612
Available inEnglish

eNom, Inc. is a domain name registrar and Web hosting company that also sells other products closely tied to domain names, such as SSL certificates, e-mail services, and Website building software. As of July 2013, it manages over 14 million domains.[1]

Company history[edit]

eNom was founded in 1997 in Kirkland, Washington operating as a wholesale business, allowing resellers to sell domains and other services under their own branding. eNom also operates retail sites eNomCentral.com and BulkRegister.com.

In May 2006, eNom was one of the original businesses that were acquired to form privately held Demand Media, headquartered in Santa Monica, California.[2] Within Demand Media, eNom continues to operate as a domain name registrar and as the registrar platform for its media properties.

In July 2006, eNom bought out competitor BulkRegister.[3] Prior to its purchase, BulkRegister was a member-supported service where clients were not resellers, but companies large enough to pay an annual membership fee to acquire low registration fees on their domain name registrations, due to the volume they potentially register. With this acquisition, eNom rose to become the second largest domain name registrar.[4] eNom maintains BulkRegister as a separate service.[5]

Resellers[edit]

As of March 2008, eNom states that it has over 99,000 resellers, of which over 28,000 are active.[6]

In February 2007, eNom dropped RegisterFly as a reseller citing consumer complaints.[7]

Spam control[edit]

Spam, or "junk e-mail," requires infrastructure of which domain names are one component.[8] eNom posts a "zero tolerance spam policy".[9] As of April 2013, eNom is listed as the #1 registrar in terms of the number of spammer registered domains listed on URIBL.[10]

Law enforcement[edit]

In March 2008, a New York Times story said that eNom, in response to a U.S Treasury blacklist,[11] blocked access to a number of domain names owned by a European travel company advertising travel to Cuba. A Treasury spokesman said that the company had helped American tourists evade the United States embargo against Cuba.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DreamHost, eNom Offer Powerful New Hosting and Domain Service". cloudhostingzone.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "For These Sites, Their Best Asset Is a Good Name". 2006-05-01. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  3. ^ "The State of the Industry (January 2007): 15 Domain Experts Ponder What Happened in 2006 and Predict What's Coming in '07". Ron Jackson. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  4. ^ "2007 ICANN Registrar Statistics". Name Intelligence, Inc. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  5. ^ "eNom BulkRegister web site". Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  6. ^ eNom Awards & Statistics
  7. ^ Burke Hansen (2007-02-19). "Registerfly on the fly, ICANN on the run". The Register. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  8. ^ St Sauver, Joe (2008). "Spam, Domain Names and Registrars" (pdf). MAAWG 12th General Meeting. San Francisco, USA. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  9. ^ eNom abuse policy
  10. ^ URIBL website
  11. ^ "ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SPECIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONALS AND BLOCKED PERSONS". Office of Foreign Assets Control. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  12. ^ Adam Liptak (2008-03-04). "A Wave of the Watch List, and Speech Disappears". The New York Times. 

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