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.
Weebly is a free web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder with paid bundled domain name packages and other additional features. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, originally founded by chief executive officer (CEO) David Rusenko, chief technology officer (CTO) Chris Fanini, and chief operating officer (COO) Dan Veltri. Weebly’s main competitors include Wix.com, Webs, WordPress.com, Squarespace.com, Jimdo, Yola, SnapPages, and other web-hosting and creation websites. To date, Weebly hosts over 20 million sites with a monthly rate of over 1 million unique visitors.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Web.com was originally started as Micron Electronics and sold computers mostly to government entities. Under the leadership of CEO Joel Kocher, Micron shuttered the PC business and entered the web hosting business through a series of acquisitions. Web.com Group, Inc. is a provider of web services catering to small and medium-sized businesses. Since its inception, Web.com has had over 3.3 million subscribers.
Network Solutions, LLC, is a business that specializes in providing domain registration, website construction, mobile website development, and other features aimed at small business websites. NetworkSolutions is also a Web.com company, acquired by Web.com in 2011. This merger resulted in a streamlining of services, helping the company focus on small businesses and individuals. In 2007, NetworkSolutions was in the top five providers of web domains for clients, offering 6,659,150 domain registrations for clients. NetworkSolutions, unlike by many domain registrars, offers extensive pay-per-click and SEO services, helping clients who purchase a website push their presence to the front pages of the most important search engines. The company also offers customers the chance to get a domain, even if it’s registered to someone else. On Network Solutions’ website, customers can make an offer to buy the desired domain name from the current owner or make a bid on expired domains.
Homestead Technologies is the owner and operator of a paid web hosting service based in Burlington, Massachusetts. Homestead is a reseller for Tucows Domain, Inc. Its form has been changing since they launched in 1998 as a free service. Since then, it has expanded to include WYSIWIG site building tools, online marketing and e-commerce services.
Launched in 1998, FatCow is a marketplace for brand new, soon- to- be- released Top Level Domain Names. Their “bread and butter” is web-hosting services for small to medium-sized businesses and individuals looking for an affordable Web hosting option, but they also offer a choice of domain names to choose from. The company’s mission is to provide customers with a simpler, more customer friendly approach to web hosting.
BuildYourSite.com was founded by Tem Balanco in 1997. The business started out as two companies, Rocketlist.com and OneDNR.com providing consulting, SEO and domain services to local businesses. Today, the company is headquartered in Sacramento, California. They currently serve over 12,000 customers in all 50 states and 7 countries around the world.