By Derek Iwasiuk
October 20, 2006
World’s second-largest Internet domain name registrar eNom, Inc. has appointed Taryn Naidu, the former CEO of pool.com, as an executive advisor to its management team. In this position, Naidu will drive business and product development strategy as well as recommendations for promoting corporate growth.
“Taryn is a true domain name player whose expertise coupled with his solid reputation is very valuable,” said Paul Stahura, founder and CEO of eNom and president and COO of its parent company, Demand Media. “We have our sights set on growing the aftermarket business, and with Taryn’s experience, we can implement our new aftermarket strategy.”
Naidu’s immediate focus will be eNom’s aftermarket and auction business called Club Drop™ (clubdrop.com). “Online users have become more sophisticated and their appreciation for aftermarket opportunities is increasing,” explained Naidu. “I will help eNom put in place what is needed to anticipate their users’ needs and take Club Drop to the next level.“
With pool.com since its inception, Naidu worked his way up from programmer to president and ultimately, CEO. Naidu has a computer science degree from the University of Regina.
eNom (www.enom.com) is an ICANN accredited registrar offering world-class Internet domain name services at competitive prices. In business since 1997, eNom specializes in domain name registration and related services, and is the #1 reseller registrar, according to Name Intelligence®, with the largest and most active distribution network in the domain industry. eNom currently ranks as the second largest domain name registrar worldwide.
The Demand Media™ proprietary media platform powers the company’s highly trafficked domains and unique content verticals. The Company leverages cutting edge, user-driven publishing, community and monetization tools in its quest to define the next generation of new media companies. The privately held company was founded in May and is based in Santa Monica, CA, with offices in San Francisco and Seattle, WA.