InterNetX is one of the most successful registrars and providers of premium domain products and hosting solutions. More than 3.8 million managed domains, a portfolio including virtually all ccTLDs and gTLDs and more than 3,000 hosted servers make us one of the leading providers for domainers, resellers and professional users on the international market. I joined the InterNetX team back in mid-2015.
Rightside is focused on advancing the market for domain name usage. Rightside offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names, and is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom and Name.com. Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe and Australia and I have been here for 8 years.
190 (also referred to as 190.com) is a subsidiary of the Xiao Qiang Financial Services Group and is located in Shenzhen. 190.com provides a trading platform for domain names, trademarks, digital currencies, in-game purchases, and social media account numbers. We offer nine digital asset services that include registration, online auctions, BIN (buy it now), escrow, brokerage, loans (Fumen.com), international transactions, daily news, and an online forum called 190 community. 190 is a closed-loop ecosystem for global digital asset transactions. I’ve been working in 190.com for 2 years.
GoDaddy was a bit of a unicorn in the domain naming space. It started out to “do something on the Internet” and ended up transforming how online identities and presences are viewed, acquired, provisioned and used. I’ve been with GoDaddy for 13 years; I started with GoDaddy in 1997, but had a 6-year hiatus outside the industry.
I founded Rome & Associates in 2007 after leaving a prominent litigation boutique. We initially focused exclusively on intellectual property issues. Domain names, along with its myriad of emerging and evolving IP laws, such as the CDA, DMCA, etc., felt like a natural transition. Ever since we started working with our first domain client — a registrar of some renown among NamesCon guests — we immersed ourselves in the domain world, representing domainers, registrars, registries, service providers, domain escrow companies and brokers in litigation, ICANN-compliance and applications, transactions, bulk-sales and other domain-related legal matters.
Rightside is all about helping you tell your story, your way. We believe that everyone can find opportunity on the right side of the dot — for storytelling, for commerce, for innovation, and for you. I’ve been with Rightside for a few months, learning about all things related to the domain industry — I love it!