Dyn Inc. Acquires EveryDNS

Company also relaunches signature home/SMB brand, DynDNS.com

January 8, 2010

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LAS VEGAS, NV " Dynamic Network Services Inc. (Dyn Inc.), the world's fastest growing managed DNS provider, based in Manchester, NH, announced today at CES Las Vegas that it has acquired DNS service provider EveryDNS. Corresponding with the first acquisition in Dyn Inc.'s nearly 12-year history, the company also announced the re-launch of its signature home/SMB brand, DynDNS.com. These two announcements solidify Dyn Inc.'s commitment to growth, reliability, outstanding customer service and dedicated response to industry demand.

EveryDNS was founded by DNS expert David Ulevitch, who has run the company, and the over 300,000 domains it supports for nine years. Since their respective inceptions, Dyn Inc. in 1998 and EveryDNS in 2001, the companies have shared in the commitment of offering highly reliable, secure and easy to use DNS services. This shared history and alignment of goals has led to an exciting and historic moment for both companies.

"We obsess everyday over how to better serve our customers. This is an extremely strategic and monumental move for our organization. We aim to be the only authoritative DNS service provider with a DNS solution for everyone, from the home user to the enterprise," commented Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn Inc. CEO. "The acquisition of EveryDNS immediately and significantly expands the number of domains under our trusted watch and helps continue the consolidation in our space. Today is a banner day in the history of Dyn Inc. and a noteworthy day for the DNS industry as a whole."

Dyn Inc.'s corporate objective is to offer DNS services for home users (DynDNS.com) to Fortune 500 enterprises (the Dynect Platform) and every consumer, consultant, small business, fast growth organization and mid-sized corporation in between. Dyn Inc. has had to redefine the word "enterprise" as more Web 2.0 companies are operating extremely high traffic websites and applications with minimal staff and yet-to-be-monetized technology. Dyn Inc. has established itself as the industry leader for virtual companies needing to scale rapidly with unpredictable demands on their Internet infrastructure.

EveryDNS founder David Ulevitch is highly respected as a DNS industry mainstay. His selection of Dyn Inc., among several potential suitors, solidifies Dyn Inc.'s position as the leader in the home/SMB market. "I chose Dyn Inc. as the home for all 300,000 EveryDNS users because of Dyn's great people, great customer support and great technology on DynDNS.com and the Dynect Platform. I'm confident the EveryDNS user base will benefit from this acquisition in both the near and long-term and I'm excited to work with Dyn Inc. on what will be a very smooth transition."

In conjunction with the EveryDNS acquisition, Dyn Inc. is re-launching DynDNS.com, its home/SMB brand. DynDNS.com has set the standard for enabling elite geeks to remotely access their desktops and host websites on their home computers. "We love catering to the hard core technologist," said Kyle York, Dyn Inc. VP, Sales and Marketing "Go to any technology conference, from Interop to Web 2.0, and attendees are familiar with DynDNS.com. The purpose of the re-launch is to make Dyn Inc.'s technology accessible to a broader audience, to let more people see how the technology can be used and to enable our users to connect with one another."

"In 2010, we're looking to expand our reach and help not only the elite DNS geeks, but broaden the types of users who can benefit from our services. Just look around CES, everyone wants to see their web cam while away on travel or to be able to change their home DVR recording schedule while they are at work. Today, many people don't know that Dynamic DNS is a technology that powers remote connectivity for applications. In 2010 they will," said Cory von Wallenstein, VP, Product Management at Dyn Inc.

"We are especially excited that the re-launch of DynDNS.com has arrived just in time to welcome the over 400,000 domains and 300,000 users that EveryDNS supported on its service. The DynDNS community, including our passionate in-house DNS experts and incredibly engaged user base, is pumped to welcome our newest members," added York. Dyn Inc. plans to offer e-mail support to EveryDNS users while migrating domains to Dyn Inc.'s DynDNS Custom DNS service. DynDNS.com delivers superior customer service, increased record types, and complimentary services like: Domain Registration, SSL Certificates and Spring Server VPS that will provide EveryDNS users with a one stop shop for their IT service needs.

Dyn Inc.'s Dynect Platform will also serve as an upgrade alternative for corporations and enterprises looking to enhance their authoritative DNS efforts. The Dynect Platform is a globally redundant IP anycast DNS network with advanced features including: Active Failover, Round Robin Load Balancing, Global Traffic Management and CDN Manager. Customers benefiting from these premium DNS services include Zappos, Homeaway, Restaurant.com, Twitter, Wikia, Teavana and Freshbooks.

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