Netnames Launches in Germany

December 9, 2005
December 9, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - The UK's leading domain name provider NetNames ( today announced the opening of a new office in Frankfurt ( with the intention of protecting major German, Austrian and Swiss brands from ‘cyber-squatting and online brand damage’. The move is seen as timely given the growth of the German online economy, growth which that has made the ‘.de’ suffix the second most popular in the world.

NetNames’ flagship ‘Platinum Service’ is available to organizations with more than 50 domain names and is currently utilized by over a third of FTSE 100 companies. The service enables companies to outsource domain management, improve registration, renewal and payment processes, and safeguard online intellectual property. NetNames’ new German operation will make the Platinum Service available to German, Austrian and Swiss organizations through dedicated account managers within the region.

Rodger Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director, NetNames commented, "The issue of online brand protection is critical for all major organizations. Germany's ‘.de’ domain is the second biggest in the world and companies in this region are at a high risk from cyber-squatters and from failing to keep a tab on their domain name portfolios. The imminent launch of ‘.eu’ only increases the challenges brands will face in this region. We are already working with many major brands in the UK and now is the right time for us to expand our services into Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Germany is a strategic market for NetNames and Frankfurt is the best location to support our customers in the region."

Bernd Beiser, Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland who will lead NetNames’ German operation suggested, "Through our Platinum Service, NetNames has unrivalled experience and ability in handling large domain name portfolios on a global basis. We will enable German, Austrian and Swiss brands to ensure crucial domain name renewals are not missed and that they can quickly identify potential infringements to their valuable online brands."

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