SEATTLE & WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eNom, Inc., the world’s largest ICANN accredited domain name wholesaler, owned by Demand Media™, and Afternic.com, the world’s leading reseller network for premium domain names, announced today that eNom will join Afternic’s premium reseller network.
The partnership benefits eNom customers in two ways. First, eNom resellers will be able to integrate Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS), the industry’s largest reseller network for premium domain names, through eNom’s API and Instant Reseller services.
Second, eNom customers will have access to list their domains for resale in Afternic’s marketplace. These new offerings will be available to eNom customers later this quarter.
“For our customers who want to sell a domain name, we want to provide a service that markets their domain to the largest source of potential buyers,” said Taryn Naidu, senior vice president and general manager of eNom. “By joining Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS), our customers now have instant access to the industry’s largest reseller network. And as members of Afternic’s DLS, we will also offer Afternic’s DLS network domains for sale at eNom.com, further expanding the reach of Afternic’s DLS and the chance of successfully connecting domain sellers and buyers.”
Afternic’s DLS offers unmatched domain distribution to tens of millions of retail premium domain buyers through its network of more than 40 partners.
“Along with our partners, we have created the unified aftermarket for both domain buyers and sellers,” said Jason Miner, senior vice president of sales and business development of Afternic. “Our DLS now reaches more than 35 million prospective domain buyers monthly, and this exposure serves both business buyers seeking the right premium domain for their brand, and domain sellers hoping to maximize the chance of selling their domain. Just as the Multiple Listing Service creates efficiency for home buyers and sellers, so too is the Domain Listing Service leading the way in connecting buyers and sellers for the emerging market of domain sales.”
Miner of Afternic also underlined recent growth in Afternic’s DLS platform’s distribution network. “We are excited to have a proven model that is attracting the industry’s top players—and we anticipate more growth in the network as we head toward 2011. This will be a win-win for buyers and sellers alike.”
About Demand Media
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties reaching more than 80 million monthly visitors, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, Demand Media publishes what the world wants to know and share. Founded in 2006, Demand Media is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with offices in Bellevue, WA, Austin, TX, New York, NY and London, UK. For more information visit http://www.demandmedia.com
Afternic DLS is the world’s largest domain marketplace, partnering with the world’s leading domain registrars and sellers. Through DLS, domains are promoted for sale to millions of active domain buyers worldwide. Afternic is part of NameMedia, a leader in the acquisition; development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to list their domain properties for sale, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at www.namemedia.com.