Global leaders in end-to-end online brand protection solutions, helping brands to stay One Step Ahead online
Our market leading technology, industry expertise, global reach and commitment to great customer service make us the ideal partner for corporates seeking to protect their valuable digital assets and brands online
NetNames is the global market leader in the outsourced management of companies’ key online intellectual property assets including their domain name and online brands. NetNames are the domain name consultant of choice for many FTSE100 companies and also recognized by ICANN as experts in the new gTLD world.
With online channels becoming increasingly important for 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 is hard for corporates to replicate internally and enjoys long term relationships with mid to large sized corporates.
Headquarters in London, NetNames’ global network includes offices in Cambridge, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Zurich, Munich, New York and Los Angeles.
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 clear market 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 though a number of acquisitions which have grown its product offering, geographic reach and customer base. NetNames Group’s brand portfolio today includes Ascio, Easily.co.uk and Speednames.com.
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.
Easily.co.uk is a leading low cost domain name provider and web hosting company servicing the SME market.
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
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