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ZOG MEDIA Recieves ICANN Accreditation for its Domain Name Business, Zog Names

The Scottsdale start-up continues to grow, build out its offerings and define a unique company culture.

November 5, 2008; 07:39 AM

Scottsdale, Ariz (PRWEB) November 5, 2008 -- ZOG MEDIA has announced that its domain name division, Zog Names, has received ICANN accreditation and will launch before year-end. Zog Names will offer consumers domain name registration with ease of use and a commitment not to bombard them with offers that simply don't apply. Zog Names is also positioned for the rapidly expanding top level domain opportunity in 2009 and will be bidding for its own top level domain (.com, .net, .tv) with a unique market flair.

Zog Names is one division of ZOG MEDIA's overall Internet offering that capitalizes on converging Internet industry trends including: increasing social interaction among family and friends, online privacy and security, aggregation of content, growing Internet usage via smart phones and expanding top level domains. ZOG MEDIA's other divisions include: online experience provider and social advertising platform, Z Audience, both planned to launch in 2009.

ZOG MEDIA's CEO, Jeff Herzog, said that since opening its doors in June, the company has worked intently on software development but not without defining its culture based on innovation, quality, fun and excitement.

Herzog's employees work in jeans and t-shirts surrounded by scooters, nerf guns, diverse music, big screen televisions and a stocked fridge. Simply put, the environment is built on fun and mutual respect. "We recognize that our personal lives are so closely connected to our business lives and vice versa - therefore it's vital we create a work experience that has a positive impact," said Herzog.

The Global Head of Internet Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, Tim Karman, commented, "I am really excited to see Jeff Herzog and his team of top notch developers at it again. Herzog has an amazing ability to visualize where the market for Internet consumer products and behaviors will be in three to five years from now, and more importantly to create products to fit those future needs. I am confident that Jeff is going to build another very strong company in the online space. In my view, Herzog's ideas, enthusiasm and passion are unrivaled in the Internet market."

At a time when uncertainty is plaguing financial markets, Herzog remains positive about ZOG MEDIA's ability to make a difference and build profitable operations. "The current economic environment is a great time to be heads down in development. We look forward to the future by sticking to our game plan," Herzog added.

Herzog's knack for seeing voids in the marketplace and replacing them with technology and real-world practicality isn't done alone. ZOG MEDIA's crew of 15 developers, designers, and marketers create interactive software that is agile enough to help each customer make the most of the web quickly and easily, ensuring that anyone can utilize their products and services without needing special skills or technical knowledge.

About ZOG MEDIA: ZOG MEDIA is the parent company to ongoing innovation and development of consumer driven media and capitalizes on converging industry trends including: increasing social interaction among family and friends, online privacy and security, aggregation of content, growing internet usage via smart phones and expanding top level domains. ZOG MEDIA doesn't dream about the future of the Internet, they create it. For more information on ZOG MEDIA visit

About Jeff Herzog: Jeff Herzog is a recognized Internet entrepreneur and the CEO of ZOG MEDIA. Herzog created and managed his previous start-up, iCrossing, from scratch to become the leading search marketing company in the world and a top ten interactive agency with over $125M in annual revenue. Herzog also acquired five companies across North America and Europe, built a client roster of more than forty Fortune 500 companies, employed more than six hundred and raised over $100M from investors including Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners. Herzog has received several awards including the New York Ten Awards and B2B Magazine's "Who's Who" in Business; he was also named to the Executive Council of New York's list of the "10 most prominent innovators" and was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year.

About RBC Capital Markets: RBC Capital Markets is a global investment bank that provides innovative solutions and a focused set of products and services to clients around the world. The company is part of a leading North American provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC has more than US$550 billion in assets and one of the highest credit ratings of any financial institution - Moody's Aaa and Standard & Poor's AA-. More information on the Internet activities of RBC Capital Markets can be found at

About ICANN: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. These services were originally performed under U.S. Government contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and other entities. ICANN now performs the IANA function.




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