|By Business Wire||
|February 24, 2014 09:04 AM EST||
Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, and Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced a partnership that will give customers access to more than 18 million premium domain names, including those under new Internet domain extensions being launched this year. By joining Sedo’s multi-listing Service, SedoMLS, customers of Network Solutions, Register.com and any of their resellers will be able to quickly and easily find the right domain for their business, even if that name is already registered.
“When the internet was young, it was easy for customers to find the perfect domain name for their business. As more and more domains have been registered over time, finding the perfect domain name has become increasing difficult,” said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Web.com. “By working with Sedo, Web.com can provide its customers with improved access to millions of premium domain names, enabling them to find the perfect domain name in a single search.”
As a full SedoMLS partner, Web.com enjoys benefits such as access to Sedo’s entire database of listings, including domains being offered as Buy Now or Make Offer sales. In addition, as new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) are introduced this year to join traditional extensions like .com, .net and .org, many premium domains under the new extensions will be available to Web.com customers through Sedo’s exclusive partnerships with gTLD registries. This gives Web.com customers access to additional premium names from hundreds of their favorite new extensions that are only available through Sedo, and enables them to make purchases directly from Web.com properties. Additionally, Web.com customers can list and sell their premium domains directly on the SedoMLS network.
“Choice is critical for individuals or businesses looking to purchase a premium domain and that is exactly what SedoMLS offers. It provides Web.com customers with access to the largest selection of existing premium domains and more than 200 new gTLD extensions that are exclusively available through Sedo,” said Tobias Flaitz, Sedo’s CEO. “We are very excited about expanding the SedoMLS network to all Web.com properties because of the immense impact it can have on helping people find the right domains the first time they look.”
The SedoMLS Promotion Network is the largest domain distribution network, with more than 650 sales partners, including Tucows and other top registrars. It supports more TLDs than any other domain distribution network, and provides its registrar partners a new revenue stream with its access to the worlds’ largest unique premium domain inventory. SedoMLS both helps expand the number of potential buyers, and makes purchasing a domain name as easy as registering one, while registrar partners benefit from access to the world’s largest domain marketplace.
Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany and with offices in London, England and Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world's largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 18 million listings. The success of Sedo's model has attracted a global membership base of more than 2 million domain professionals.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, please visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit forum.web.com.