Name Intelligence Domain Industry Awards Announced

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Name Intelligence ( Â? the premier source for semantic domain name suggestion technology Â? recognizes industry leaders in an awards ceremony at the 2005 Domain Roundtable Conference.

Name Intelligence identified key companies and their industry accomplishments at the 2004 Name Intelligence Awards. This year, GoDaddy, eNom, SnapNames, Network Solutions, Afternic, Sedo, Melbourne IT, Tucows and, were among the companies recognized for their leadership and contributions to the industry.

Name Intelligence, the industry leader in fueling and tracking Internet domain name registrations, powers almost 75% of worldwide domain registrations, resulting in a perspective on the Internet domain industry like no other.

With their innovative technology, Name Intelligence has the ability to identify statistics on domain registration data, domain usage, and future market trends. For the fourth year, Name Intelligence has identified and recognized key contributors in the industry whose performance illustrates outstanding growth and integrity through the Name Intelligence Awards.

This year the awards given were: Users’ Choice, Largest Net Gain, Best ICANN Reseller, Largest Position Jump, Best Secondary Market, Best Drop Catcher, Most Innovative use of Technology and Best Parking Page Program.

This year’s Users’ Choice awards were given to domain name registrars, Network Solutions, Tucows,, eNom, Melbourne IT, Dotster and BulkRegister. The Users’ Choice award is awarded to registrars that have a loyal and satisfied customer-base and proven integrity in customer relations, among other key metrics.

For the fourth year in a row, the Award for Largest Net Gain went to GoDaddy, who took over as the top-ranking registrar in overall domain registrations. Jay Westerdal, President and CEO of Name Intelligence said, “With a net increase in registrations of more than three-million from the previous year, GoDaddy is the world’s largest Internet domain name registrar.”

eNom was presented with the Best ICANN Reseller award, recognizing their industry-leading reseller program. This is the fourth consecutive year that eNom has received this award.

The Best Drop Catcher Award was shared by eNom, and SnapNames for being industry leaders in providing the best service to customers for reserving names as they are deleted from service by the previous registrant.

The 2004 Best Secondary Market Award was awarded to Afternic and Sedo for providing industry-leading domain name reseller services.

Domain Sponsor was identified as the Best Performing Parking Program for their leadership in the monetization and technology for landing pages.

For their domain transfer handling process, SnapNames received the distinctive Most Innovative with Domains Award. Westerdal said, “SnapNames domain transfer handling process is revolutionizing how domain transfers are processed in the industry.”

The Largest Position Jump award identified companies with a net increase of over 100,000 new domains in the previous calendar year and an increase of no less than 200% in overall growth. Three companies that were awarded The Largest Position Jump were (410% Increase), (340% Increase), and Moniker (275% Increase).

In all, The Name Intelligence Awards saw a total of 20 awards presented to companies that are the premier examples of growth and integrity in the domain name industry.

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About Name Intelligence:

Name Intelligence, Inc. is the Internet’s source for domain name knowledge. Combining engineering expertise with a sophisticated understanding of the global domain space, Name Intelligence provides solutions for centralized domain information, intellectual property protection and semantic name suggestion technology.

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