iwantmyname is a pure domain management service offering domain registration and DNS hosting.
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.
Domain management ethics
At iwantmyname we will NOT:
- Place ads or parking pages on unused domains
- Take part in secondary market activities such as auctions or premium names
- Prevent you from transferring a domain away
- Do domain front-running with your domain searches
- Publish or sell expiring domain lists
- Register your domains in our name
- Annoy you with upsells or other unwanted offers
Every domain registered with us supports a global aid initiative.
Lenz 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.
Timo 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 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.
Rob 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.
Manuela 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.
Dave Cottlehuber keeps the back end humming and our website up. You can find him wandering the Open Source Steppes of the Internet, collecting stray yaks and shaving them. He's addicted to FreeBSD, Elixir, würstle, schnitzel, and Eggs Benedict.
Chris 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.
'Ley Missailidis can be found in and around Vancouver, Erlang/Elixir conferences, and places where coffee permeates. He also likes tea and commonly communicates through koans.
Melanie Baker is the internet's fun aunt and our support chief during North American business hours. She also writes a fair bit, embraces a good craft beer, and tries to keep her dog from eating unfortunate things.
Nik O'Donnell is our Australian bridge of empathy between our customers and the codebase, so we're calling him a Customer Support Engineer (so fancy!).
Kevin Layshock dreams up singular designs and usable interfaces between calculated sips of locally roasted coffee, leisurely comic reads, and manic sitcom marathons.
Stefanie Winkelmann is our Eurozone support chief, and also practices the dark arts of product management. Occasionally she receives marriage proposals from customers. When not working, she runs a lot and tends her tiny urban farm.
Merlene Paynter is our support chief during New Zealand business hours and is our domain transfer ninja. She's usually surrounded by books, gadgets and coffee cups. She also acts as concierge to a very large puppy named Ziggy and a pair of grumpy senior cats.
Emma Raymond is the gear that keeps the cogs rotating, keeping us all on track with her operations know-how and subtle psychological manipulation techniques. Productivity +5!
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Loved by 100,000+ customers worldwide
"I've been through lots of domain registrars. A few years ago I decided to try out several that were recommended. It didn't take long for me to decide iwantmyname was my favorite. I really love iwantmyname because it makes managing DNS as simple or as advanced as I want it to be. With a whole host of installable DNS rules for popular services, spinning up a new domain or managing an existing domain is really straightforward. I've never felt the need to look anywhere else!" - Kent C Dodds
"We've been with iwantmyname for 2 years and while we use several registrars for our portfolio of domains, iwantmyname has been the most straightforward to work with and it Just Works™. No arbitrary limits, no endless upsells, and even the billing is in our native currency which saves us a lot of headaches." — Peter Cooper
"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
How you can support us
If you like our service please consider supporting us in one of the following ways:
- Follow @iwantmyname on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
- Write about your experience with iwantmyname on your website or blog.
- Join our domain registrar affiliate program and start earning money from your referrals.
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