Media Release: Opportunities Beckon For Registrar Technology Provider
A Wellington software developer sees greater opportunities to promote its domain registrar technology globally after
Internet governing body ICANN changed the rules regarding registrar ownership.
Developers at ideegeo Group Limited launched their registrar service iWantMyName into the European marketplace with both
Dutch and German language registrar sites a year ago. Company CEO Paul Spence stated that, “the European sites proved we
had a robust and highly scalable technology that we could rapidly deploy into other offshore markets”. The company is
forecasting over 200% revenue growth this year.
Mr Spence went on to say that recent rule changes at ICANN meant that domain registries, that oversee all top level
domains (TLDs), were now permitted to own and operate their own registrar services allowing them to retail directly to
the public. “The number of registered domains has now surpassed 200 million and continues to grow at around 7%. The
industry still has a lot of momentum, fuelled by mobile growth, new top level domain launches and plans to make fully
internationalised domains available.”
Chief Marketing Officer for ideegeo, Timo Reitnauer said the ICANN rule change opened up a whole new market for the
company. “The iWantMyName software has multi-currency capability, inbuilt DNS management and made it easy for end users
to domain customise a growing range of web services. We provide partners with a white label offering including a
template structure and all the tools they need to translate content into their home language”, he said.
About ideegeo Group Limited
ideegeo is a Wellington based provider of software development services to the global domain registrar industry.