Why iwantmyname?

We believe that any person, organisation or company should have complete control over their web address. You should be able to own it, use it the way you want and move it if necessary. This can all be achieved by registering a domain name.

Until now, the process of buying and managing domains has been far too difficult, confusing and non-transparent. Consequently, we have set out to create a much better experience for domain seekers in order to make it simple to find, register and set up domains.

With iwantmyname you can purchase hundreds of international domain extensions and easily connect your web addresses to the best web apps and services from all around the internet.

Domain management ethics

At iwantmyname we will NOT:

Every domain registered with us supports a global aid initiative.

iwantmyname team in Wai-O-Tapu, Taupo (New Zealand)

Lenz GschwendtnerLenz Gschwendtner (Director) is a true geek. Before iwantmyname he was CTO of united-domains and responsible for domains at Lycos Europe. Lenz likes Perl, Erlang and life in New Zealand.

Paul SpencePaul Spence (Director) is our Kiwi co-founder and takes care of the operational side. He enjoys writing and has a background in science and technology commercialisation management.

Manuela VettersManuela Vetters is our domain transfer guru with both registry and registrar experience and the patience of 100 Zen masters. She gets very...expressive without her morning coffee, but we promise she won't bite.

Chris HallChris Hall is our incredibly handsome content developer, working round-the-clock to wax poetic about domain names, web services and the delightful people who use them.

Melanie BakerMelanie Baker has been taking care of people and building communities online for a long time. She writes a fair bit, too, and is particularly fond of geeks and flat whites, and has 146 rubber ducks.

Kevin LayshockKevin Layshock dreams up singular designs and usable interfaces between calculated sips of locally roasted coffee, leisurely comic reads, and manic sitcom marathons.

Merlene PaynterMerlene Paynter is a nerd girl who loves shiny things, tinkering with blogs, and seeking answers to questions. She’s addicted to books, techy stuff and contrarily yarn which she sells at KnitCreek.com.

Timo ReitnauerTimo Reitnauer (Director) spent 5 years at German ICANN registrar Key-Systems in various business development positions. He loves dreaming up new products, the internet and Wellington.

Paul SpenceTobias Kirschstein is a ccTLD specialist who learned his way around domains at wholesale registrar InternetX. Tobi takes care of our back-end and has a love-hate relationship with his cat.

Rob RamsayRob Ramsay is a web-developer interested in design and Unix-systems, with a background in electronic engineering and research. He's slightly mad about music, and loves travelling, DJing and going to gigs.

Dave CottlehuberDave Cottlehuber is a full snack developer addicted to Erlang & Elixir. He's also quite fond of beer and wine, and dreams of some future dimension when he can Telemark all day. He lives in Vienna, and has acquired a taste for würstle, schnitzel und lederhosen.

'Ley Missailidis'Ley Missailidis: bon vivant and somewhat functional programmer. Can commonly be found in and around Vancouver, Erlang/Elixir conferences, and places where coffee permenates. Also likes tea and commonly communciates through koans.

Nik O'DonnellNik O'Donnell is our new Customer Support Developer - having recently transitioned into web-development and with experience in domains and tech support - he's a bridge of empathy between our customers and the codebase. He loves space, startups and travel.

Stefanie WinkelmannStefanie Winkelmann is our support chief for the Euro time zones, with a little product management and marketing know-how sprinkled in. As far as we can tell, she only consumes veggies, coffee, and beer.

What people are saying on the web

Loved by 85,000+ customers worldwide

"It took about 30 minutes to move 15 domains to the soothingly spare site iwantmyname. It’s easy, even for techno-dummies like yours truly."Heath Brothers

"I trust my domain there - if I had any problem I could actually contact someone, who would have access to systems and can make the magic happen."Mike Schroll

"I use IWantMyName, and highly recommend them for very simple and straightforward domain purchasing and management."Lance Wiggs

"The issue is now resolved and I am really satisfied with your wonderful & simple domain management services" — Shankar (via email)

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"Registrars like iwantmyname...try to simplify the domain management process and go out of their way to guide you through it."

"They make it easy to buy, and the interface is really user-friendly. The site’s clean design features an abundance of white space and a straightforward directory to help get what you want quickly."

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"5 Reasons You Should Leave GoDaddy (And How): This site tries to make the front end as simple as possible"

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"For their bringing together multiple Web development tools under one roof, iwantmyname receives an Editors' Choice Award"

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Under the hood

Not your standard software stack™

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