Online Security Company Comodo Acquires DNS.com

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Internet security company Comodo has purchased DNS.com, an aptly named provider of hosted Domain Name System (DNS) services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

DNS.com no doubt benefited greatly from that three-letter domain name in terms of branding.

Comwired, as the company was previously called, acquired the domain in a private transaction less than a year ago.

With the acquisition of the managed DNS services provider, Comodo is launching a new service called ‘Comodo Authoritative DNS’ as it enables the company to roll out secured DNS services for its existing business customers.

Comodo posits that the acquisition will also boost its relationships with datacenters around the world, in order to deploy additional points of presence near major population zones, adding to DNS.com’s network.

DNS.com will join the Comodo family of brands and the founding team – including former CEO Dan Kimball – will join Comodo and keep developing managed DNS services.

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