With a press release published this morning DNS service provider Comwired rebrands itself as DNS.com. The company is known in the domain industry mostly through Dan Kimball (CEO) and Sean Stafford (COO) who both have extensive experience in the domain & hosting industry through their work at ModernBill and other companies. Comwired was launched by Stafford and Kimball with Brian Smith and Eric Radtke in a private beta at the end of 2008.
With the purchase of the category defining domain, DNS.com, Comwired wants to bring their product to a wider audience. The company has also redefined the details of their offering, the “anycast DNS network”, which also features location based DNS redirection.
The purchase price of the DNS.com domain has not been revealed.
See the full press release after the jump.
Enterprise DNS Provider Comwired Inc. Acquires DNS.com
Independently recognized as a top anycast DNS provider, Comwired Inc. adds top domain to its arsenal, bringing secure, location-based DNS service to a broader audience.
Louisville, KY, and Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) April 26, 2010 — Managed DNS provider, Comwired Inc. (http://www.comwired.com), announced Monday, April 26th, that it has acquired the industry’s category-defining domain name DNS.com in a private transaction and is launching the company’s most advanced hosted DNS solutions under the new URL.
Having built the first enterprise-class DNS network with local geo-aware capabilities, Comwired Inc. serves websites that require maximum protection against DNS-based online attacks and other forms of downtime. In addition to selling directly to businesses and consumers, the company offers its hosted DNS services via resellers including web hosting companies and domain name registrars.
Daniel Kimball, Comwired Inc.’s CEO, stated, “This opportunity was the next step in solidifying our position in the DNS marketplace while also giving clients a peace of mind that they are being supported by a highly-robust, and economically practical DNS solution.”
Kimball continued, “Like many of our customers, we pride ourselves on being a technology- and service-oriented business. The DNS.com domain is a powerful asset which will help expand our online community through increased name recognition and memorability.”
This move comes as Comwired plans to bring the company’s message of safer, more reliable DNS to a wider audience. In announcing the acquisition, the company has released a new website with pricing and plans targeting the enterprise market. Hundreds of enterprise customers have been migrated to the new platform since launching the site this month.
“This acquisition is a significant investment in our industry and a major advancement in our strategic posture,” described Kimball. The move has provided a 700% increase in the online audience for the company’s DNS service.
For more information about DNS.com and its DNS services, visit their website at www.dns.com
What is DNS?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the naming architecture or “gears” that make the Internet tick. It is often compared to a phone directory, matching easy-to-remember domain names to the IP addresses by which the Web’s computers are identified. Businesses use third-party DNS to minimize their technical overhead, take advantage of global networks, and secure against DDoS attacks that can cripple their websites.
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