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$150M | 15 yrs ago

About specializes in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world - more than 1 million names. The company's unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, the company's core brands include DomainSponsor, SnapNames, Moniker, DOMAINfest,,,, and

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515 S. Flower Street Suite 4400

Los Angeles, California, 90071,

United States

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Latest News

Moniker customer sues over expired domain names

Jun 20, 2016

Domain Registrars 1 Comment Customer, which has previously sued Moniker, says domains should have been renewed. A client of domain name registrar Moniker has sued the registrar, arguing that the registrar mistakenly let domain names expire. Given the troubles Moniker has experienced over the past couple years, it might be easy to accept the allegations as fact. Yet, there’s a bit of history between the client and Moniker that suggests judgment should be reserved. In the lawsuit, Mainstream Advertising alleges (pdf) that Moniker let 1,000 domain name registrations lapse that should not have. It says it received a notice that the domains were renewed, but Moniker later said that Mainstream was out of funds with the registrar and owed it money. Mainstream says it had a credit card on file. This is plausible, given Moniker’s account balance issues after transitioning its registrar platform. But… This isn’t the first time Mainstream has sued Moniker over expired domain names, and last time it didn’t go so well for Mainstream. Mainstream sued Moniker in 2011 , when Moniker was part of, arguing that 80,000 domain names expired that should not have. Moniker countered that, in fact, Mainstream had specifically requested that Moniker not set the domains to auto-renew and that Mainstream had renewed certain domains in its account manually. In the first suit, Mainstream also said that it paid $132,965 to recover 3,652 of the expired domains, but alleged that Moniker never placed them back in its account. Moniker countered that the domains were, indeed, in Mainstream’s account. Mainstream later dismissed the case. Mainstream’s new 2016 lawsuit uses much of the same language from the 2011 lawsuit, including the now incorrect statement that Moniker is a subsidiary of sold the business to KeyDrive in 2012. A different lawyer filed the new case and apparently didn’t verify that the ownership status had not changed. is also named in the suit. The suit is filed as a trademark infringement suit based on DomainSponsor’s monetization of the domains after they expired. This is an interesting approach, to say the lease. It’s possible that Moniker messed up some of these renewals. But given the questionable allegations made in the 2011 lawsuit, I’ll wait to pass judgment. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was founded? was founded in 2000.

  • Where is's headquarters?'s headquarters is located at 515 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles.

  • What is's latest funding round?'s latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did raise? raised a total of $210M.

  • Who are the investors of

    Investors of include Oak Hill Capital Partners and Bank of America.

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