NetNames provides companies with global reach on the internet whilst protecting their brands from online fraud. As the global leader in this field, NetNames has been chosen by many of the world’s most successful brands to enable and protect their internet presence.

About NetNames

With online channels becoming increasingly important for a corporate’s commercial and marketing activities, NetNames offers a single point of contact for management of internet domain names, in all locations, globally, and protection for brands across all online environments. NetNames offers expertise, infrastructure and service levels which are hard for corporates to replicate internally and enjoys long term relationships with large and mid-sized corporates.

Headquartered in London, NetNames’ global network includes offices in Cambridge, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne and Singapore.

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About the NetNames Group

The NetNames Group is the largest and most trusted name in Europe for online brand protection and digital asset management and is a global leader in a sector that is growing strongly, fundamentally driven by increasing internet usage. During the past decade, it has acquired a network of leading brands, and has the resources, expertise and state-of-the-art technology to proactively safeguard IP and brand assets of global corporations.

Established as Group NBT in 1995, the company was renamed NetNames in 2013, after the acquisition in 2011 by HgCapital. NetNames Group has supplemented its performance through a number of acquisitions which have grown its product offering, geographic reach and customer base. NetNames Group’s brand portfolio today includes Ascio, and

Ascio Ascio is responsible for the provision of Domain Portfolio Management services indirectly through more than 350 domain partners and is the Group’s reseller business. is a leading low cost domain name provider and web hosting company servicing the SME market.


Speednames Speednames is a low cost domain name provider and web hosting company servicing the SME market and a market leader in Scandinavia.


A brief look at the NetNames history


NetNames acquire WebIP in Melbourne, Australia and Adicio in Singapore

2013 Group NBT renamed as NetNames
2012 Divest NetBenefit (UK) Limited, our managed hosting division to Peer 1.   Acquired Cedel AB

Acquired by funds managed by HgCapital


Acquired Indom in France, Speednames Business becomes NetNames Business, Stockholm office opened


NetNames brand management products launched

2007 Acquired Ascio Technologies, Acquired Envisional Ltd
2006 Acquired Exalia Ltd, Achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, Featured in eSuperbrands

Opened offices in Frankfurt


Renamed as Group NBT plc, Recognized in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 for a second time, Acquired Easily Ltd, 30% of FTSE 100 companies now using Platinum Service, Moved to the London AIM


Recognized by Deloitte & Touche as Technology Fast 50 winner, Launched industry leading 'NetNames Platinum Service', Recognized by Superbrands in top 50 eBrand Leaders, Joined London Internet exchange (LINX),  VoxPop voted France's top hosting provider by the Internet magazine, Le Journal du Net


NetBenefit first SME host to offer dual site, dual connectivity resilience, NetBenefit acquires NetNames


NetBenefit (part of Group NBT) acquire Voxpop Internet Publishing SARL, Became an ICANN Accredited Registrar, Listed on the London Stock Exchange


Founding member of Nominet UK


NetBenefit is founded in the UK