KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced it is partnering with Bandzoogle, a company whose technology platform is used by over 20,000 bands and musicians to power their websites and online stores.
Bandzoogle is offering Rightside's Top Level Domains (TLDs) to its customers, beginning with .ROCKS, a new web extension that launched earlier this year, and .BAND, which will open for pre-registration later this month. The company will incorporate the new domains into its offering that helps musicians, bands, ensembles, DJs, and musical acts of all kinds connect with their fans and build an online presence.
"The musical community is incredibly diverse, and the .ROCKS and .BAND domains offer opportunities for creativity to flourish in new ways on the web," said David Dufresne, CEO of Bandzoogle. "No longer limited by the scarcity of .COM addresses, we are helping musical acts from newly formed jazz bands to world-famous rock groups better define their online identity while making it easier for their audiences to find and engage with them in the digital realm."
"We're very excited to team up with Bandzoogle to offer .ROCKS and .BAND domains throughout the music industry," said Dwayne Walker, SVP of business and market development for Rightside. "Bandzoogle is the ideal partner to combine professional websites with new .ROCKS and .BAND web addresses."
Bandzoogle and Rightside plan to co-sponsor a variety of musical events and business conferences next year, and promote websites that utilize .ROCKS and .BAND through social media, online events, and music conferences around the world.
More than 20,000 musicians and bands use Bandzoogle to build a professional website and create a solid hub for their online strategy. Bandzoogle allows them to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing digital music landscape and web design trends. Bandzoogle also gives artists the ability to manage their mailing lists and sell their digital music and physical items directly to their fans from their own websites. Artists keep 100% of their sales, something unique to Bandzoogle in this industry. Fiercely independent and self-funded, Bandzoogle is built by musicians, for musicians. Grammy-winning performers, producers, music legends, indie cult heroes and orchestras all rely on the platform to grow their fan base and have chosen Bandzoogle. With the platform's straightforward system, users can be online in minutes, without coding or downloading any software, and can choose from dozens of themes created by award winning designers, creating a dynamic and evolving website.
Rightside™ inspires and delivers new possibilities for consumers and businesses to define and present themselves online. The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering one of the industry's most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names. In addition to being a new gTLD registry operator, Rightside is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom, Name.com, and NameJet (in partnership with Web.com). Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. For more information please visit www.rightside.co. (Nasdaq:NAME)
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