DENVER, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Name.com -- Today Name.com announces the launch of their new, free mobile app for Android. Name.com is pioneering the mobile domain space as one of the only ICANN accredited registrars to release a domain registration app. The full service app includes search, registration, DNS management, and the 'world's first mobile domain backorder platform. The backordering platform allows customers to place an order for a domain that is already registered but may become available in the future.
"We wanted our app to offer more than just registration and domain management features. Our domain name backorder service, Domain Nabber, is one of our most popular services, so it was a great addition," said Owen Borseth, Senior Software Engineer and lead developer on the app.
Due to the exponentially growing adoption of the Android OS, Name.com chose to release an Android app as a precursor to an iPhone app, which is uncommon in mobile application development.
Bill Mushkin, Founder and CEO said, "We chose to develop an Android app first because it really spoke to the core of our open source roots and the fact that we have a large international customer base. With the Android operating system's rapid global growth, we can now reach customers whose primary access to the Internet is not their computer, but their mobile phone, and provide them with all the tools they need."
Features of the Name.com Android app include domain registration and renewals, domain privacy, domain and DNS management, and domain name backorders through the Domain Nabber service. Searches and registrations are fast and the user-friendly interface makes navigation simple.
The launch of Name.com's Android app kicks off a line of exciting mobile enhancements coming soon, including an iPhone app and a fully optimized mobile site. For more information or a free download of the Name.com Android app, please visit www.name.com/Android. To build adoption, for the next 6 months all mobile registrations will come with Free Who is privacy for one year.
Name.com is a fully ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company located in the heart of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2003 by William Mushkin, Name.com has become one of the top registrars in the world with over 1 million domains under management and offering over 50 different domain extensions. Through their innovative domain search tools, which help customers search for premium, geo, and expiring domains the company focuses on helping customers find and utilize the right domain names for their project or business.