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Domain Name Registrar Appoints New Chief Executive Officer


By Derek Iwasiuk
November 03, 2006

Leading domain name registrar has hired Larry Kutscher as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kutscher comes to from Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Small Business Group.

During his tenure at Dun & Bradstreet, Kutscher helped grow and build many Internet-enabled businesses, including the acquisition and development of Hoovers. He was a member of Dun & Bradstreets Global Leadership Team since joining in 2001. is a premier Internet brand that is poised to grow into one of the real leaders in the Internet services arena as our customers expand their online business activities, said Kutscher. My mission is to energize the team with a new spirit of innovation as we sustain our track record of excellent customer service.

Throughout his career, Kutscher has distinguished himself as a builder of large online businesses that profitably reach huge numbers of small- to medium-sized organizations. Prior to his position at Dun & Bradstreet, Kutscher served as Managing Director of Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co., and spent twelve years at American Express where his last position was as Senior Vice President of Interactive Enterprise Development. Kutscher holds a political science degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

In 2005, Vector Capital a San Francisco, CA-based private equity boutique specializing in buyouts, spinouts and the recapitalization of established technology businesses became a majority owner of with its acquisition of the company for approximately $200 million.

Larry Kutscher brings the perfect combination of vision and execution to his new role, said Amish Mehta, partner at Vector Capital. will benefit tremendously from Larrys leadership experience and his proven ability to grow businesses through a combination of new initiatives and acquisitions. ( is a leading provider of domain name registration and Web design, marketing and Internet services. has built a brand based on quality domain name management services and offers customers a quick and user-friendly registration process, backed by 24 x 7 online and toll-free phone customer support. offers its services to small to medium-sized businesses, and individual consumers.

Vector Capital ( is a private equity boutique specializing in spinouts, buyouts and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the public and private markets. Such opportunities are typically underserved by traditional buyout and venture capital firms.

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