LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
NetNames, the global leader in online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.
This acquisition provides access for Australian corporations to NetNames' industry-leading online brand protection services, which are used by many global brands to prevent counterfeit sales and other forms of online brand infringement. In addition, Web IP's clients will have access to NetNames' global domain name registration platform and the possibility to have a single partner to register and manage domain names with direct accreditation in virtually every domain registry worldwide.
Tyron Ball and Ed Seaford, co-founders of WebIP, will continue to lead the business under the NetNames brand. Commenting on the deal, Tyron Ball, CEO of WebIP said: "This is a very exciting opportunity for the Australian market. Our clients will now have access to comprehensive brand protection services and NetNames' global team of industry experts. NetNames is committed to providing great customer service and this philosophy has always been at the heart of WebIP's business, so joining NetNames seemed like the natural next step in terms of our growth."
Gary McIlraith, CEO of NetNames, commented: "Tyron and Ed have built a very successful business, providing excellent service in domain name management to the Australian corporate market. Under their continued leadership and with access to NetNames' wider range of brand protection services, we look forward to continuing the rapid growth of WebIP within the NetNames family."