eNom is in the business of domain registration and reselling, making it possible for individuals and organizations to buy and sell Internet domains and services. The company was founded in 1997 and was later acquired by Demand Strategies Media. In addition to its domain registry services, eNom offers several unique products and features. Currently, they are a part of Rightside, a domain name services company and offer many perks for becoming an eNom reseller.
Founded in 2003, Bluehost was founded primarily as a web hosting company. They also offer domain registration and cloud-based services. Built on open source technology, Bluehost has grown to become one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Currently, the company’s headquarters is in Utah beneath the Wasatch Mountains with 700 employees.
Hover, a branded company of Tucows, Inc., offers domain name registration and email hosting for clients. Hover was founded in 2008 after Tucows decided to merge all three off their domain registry services. Hover recently removed their automated phone answering service and all support and sales calls are now transferred to either a sales or support technician. Hover does not offer any web hosting or content management services for clients, referring customers to other providers such as SquareSpace or Media Temple.
Wix.com was founded in 2006. It is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their online drag and drop tools. In addition to purchasing domain names, users can add functionalities such as social plug-ins, eCommerce, contact forms, email marketing, and community forums to their websites using a variety of Wix-developed and third-party applications. Wix’s Flash Editor was launched in 2008, bringing in 1 million users the following year and grew to 10 million in 2011. The next year, the HTML5 Editor launched and the App Market launched. To date, Wix has 50 million users and counting.
Founded by Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn (Dynamic Network Services) is a cloud-based Internet Performance Management (IPM) company whose platform monitors, controls and optimizes applications and infrastructure through Data, Analytics, and Traffic Steering. Dyn is a leading IPM provider to the largest enterprises and web properties in the world, including 8 of the top 10 Internet Services and Retail companies, six of the top 10 Entertainment Fortune 500 companies. Dyn helps companies of all sizes, from startups to companies like Pfizer, Visa, Netflix and Twitter. They solve the challenges associated with Internet scale, complexity and volatility.
Gandi was one of the first ICANN approved companies to market website domains for clients. In 1999, three of the top Internet experts in France founded Gandi, and in 2005, one of the top European management teams were brought in to create a unique business plan that is centered on domain registration services. Gandi offers what they call a "no bullshit" corporate policy that is centered on providing clients with products and services that are useful to them. Gandi also does not advertise, depending upon its reputation with current customers to spread the word about Gandi’s products and services. Many individuals, institutions, and companies use Gandi’s service, including the European Union. Gandi manages over 1,500,000 domains for clients from countries throughout the world.
Web Hosting Hub (or “HUB”) was started in 2010 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hub offers web hosting services and helps people get their own websites and domains online. The company’s mission is to provide easy to setup and affordable web hosting plans, support, domain names, free web applications, custom hosting solutions and web design services for businesses. Today, the company has expanded to an additional location in Los Angeles, California.
HostGator is a web domain and hosting service that was founded in 2002 by Brent Oxley, a Florida college student and entrepreneur. The domain name ‘HostGator’ was ultimately chosen over the name ‘GatorHost’ and was registered on October 22, 2002. Over the years, with many customer and employee milestones, the company has grown into one of the 10 largest web hosting companies in the world and is currently hosting over 8,000,000 domains. Today, HostGator is headquartered in Houston and Austin, Texas with several international offices around the world.
Domain Monster was founded in 2006 in the UK. Since its launch in 2006, Domain Monster has climbed up to be one of the top 25 fastest growing ICANN registrars worldwide. They are one of only 13 officially accredited ICANN registrars in the UK. They have many national and worldwide brands as its customers, including: Hello Magazine, Newcastle United FC, Butterkist, and Namco Bandai.
IWantMyName is a service provider based in New Zealand that focuses solely on domain name management. The company was founded in 2008 by former employees from several ICANN accredited domain registrars. They offer domain registration and DNS hosting. The company’s mission is to simplify the process of buying and managing domains while offering full transparency, what they call “Domain Management Ethics”. IWantMyName currently has over 75,000 customers and counting.