This afternoon, Demand Media announced that domain industry veteran, Taryn Naidu, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Registrar Services and General Manager of domain registrar, eNom. Taryn has been with Demand (working on the eNom line of business) since 2006.
Before working at Demand Media, many domain investors got to know Taryn through his former positions at Pool.com. Taryn started out as an engineer with the company and worked his way up to CEO. He’s been active in the domain industry for a number of years as his ICANN Wiki profile can attest.
The full press release from today’s announcement is below:
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Demand Media ® (NYSE:DMD – News) has named Taryn Naidu to the position of Executive Vice President, Registrar Services and General Manager of eNom, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Demand Media and the world’s largest ICANN accredited domain name wholesaler. Naidu was promoted from Senior Vice President and will take on executive leadership of the eNom business. Michael Blend, who previously held this position, will continue to work full-time on special projects for Demand Media, reporting to the CEO, Richard Rosenblatt.
“Working with the eNom team to build a $100 million in revenue business and expand our lead as the world’s largest wholesale registrar has been a remarkable experience,” said Blend. “Coming off a record quarter for eNom in Q1, this is a great time to turn the leadership over to Taryn. We have worked closely together developing this business for nearly five years, and Taryn is the ideal person to lead eNom through its next phase of growth.”
Naidu joined Demand Media in 2006 as an executive advisor to the eNom management team, before taking a full-time position to drive business and product development strategy and corporate growth.
Prior to Demand Media, Naidu was the CEO of Pool.com, where he joined the domain marketplace company as an engineer and worked his way up to become president and ultimately, CEO. Naidu has a computer science degree from the University of Regina.
About Demand Media
Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE:DMD – News) is a leading content and social media company. Through its owned and operated web properties reaching more than 100 million monthly visitors, global network of digital partners, and innovative content studio, Demand Media publishes what the world wants to know and share. Founded in 2006, Demand Media is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, with offices in Bellevue, WA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; and London, UK. For more information about Demand Media visit http://www.demandmedia.com