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Comodo Buys

February 10,, Domaining, Domainnamewire, UncategorizedComments Off on Comodo Buys

Security firm buys DNS company with domainer roots.

DNS.comCongratulations are in order for two people close to the domain name industry — Dan Kimball and Sean Stafford.

The pair have sold their company to Comodo, a large online security firm.

DNS is a natural extension for Comodo’s product line. started as, a geodirectional DNS system. Once the company started offering authoritative DNS services it picked up the domain name for an undisclosed price.

How important was the domain name to the company’s success? I interviewed Stafford back in August and he told me:

While larger companies can afford massive branding and advertising to firebrand their name into the consumer’s psyche, that wasn’t an option for us launching our new service.

We did, however, have a fantastic alternative for advertising, and that was the premium generic domain name. Instead of spending millions and millions trying to brand an inferior name, we saw the
opportunity to invest the same resources into an asset that invokes automatic trust.

© 2010.

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Comwired Acquires Domain Name

April 26, 2010comwired,, Domain Services, Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Comwired Acquires Domain Name

DNS management company acquires the perfect domain name.

DNS.comWhat happens when a DNS company with a domainer background wants to upgrade its brand? It acquires the category-killer, three letter domain name

Comwired, which offers hosted DNS management services, acquired and is changing its brand. It appears the acquisition was made about two months ago, but the company is just now undergoing the rebrand.

In a press release, Comwired CEO Dan Kimball said “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. Like many of our customers, we pride ourselves on being a technology- and service-oriented business. The domain is a powerful asset which will help expand our online community through increased name recognition and memorability.”

The acquisition price was not disclosed.

© 2009.

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