Since our beginning in 1979, we have experienced a remarkable transformation. Evolving from a small systems integration engineering company into a leading provider of Web services has been an amazing journey. In that time, we have seen how the creativity and hard work of our employees has provided the tools to enable customers to use the Internet to free themselves of the constraints of the physical world and to revolutionize their lives and their approach to commerce. With our fervent focus on small and medium businesses, we are helping you level the playing field of competition. Whether you are thinking of starting a new business or growing an existing one, we are here for you!
Even as we recognize our valuable role in helping our customers, at times our intent has not always translated into the desired impact. We have made mistakes in some of our practices over the years and are mindful of the times in which we have not done as well as we could have.
Today, with that experience and knowledge as our foundation, we are firmly on the path to helping small and medium businesses succeed online. We’ve evolved to know helping people navigate the technological waters of the Internet in order for them to fulfill their dreams is our most important priority. We serve millions of customers successfully every day. And we’re continuously striving to improve our customer experience. We take pride in that. And we are passionate about serving them and doing the very best that we can. This is what makes the future so exciting.
Network Solutions® Timeline
United States forms Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik to ensure that America maintains a lead in applying state-of-the-art technology for military capabilities.
Universities connect online
ARPANET goes online in December, connecting four major U.S. universities: UCLA, Stanford Research Institute, University California Santa Barbara, and University of Utah. Designed for research, education, and government organizations, it provides a communications network to link the country in the event that conventional communications systems become disabled.
The Internet icon @ is used for the first time to format email addresses by Ray Tomlinson. It enabled the sender’s name to be separate from the network or business name.
Network Solutions founded
Network Solutions, an engineering company, is founded by Emmit J. McHenry, an Arkansas born entrepreneur.
Domain Name System published
The Domain Name System (DNS) is established, with network addresses identified by extensions such as .com, .org, and .edu. Words instead of numbers pointed to systems on the Internet to make it easier for humans to interact with Web sites using names instead of long numbers.
“Surfing the Net”
“Surfing the Net” is coined by Jean Amour Polly.
Wins domain name registration contract
Network Solutions wins contract with National Science Foundation to register domain names.
Network Solutions is Acquired
By SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
Network Solutions wins Dvorak Award
Recognized as “Outstanding Commercial Internet Organization.”
Network Solutions Goes Public
Raises $67 million in public offering. NASDAQ symbol NSOL.
Info Tech Top 100
Network Solutions is ranked #33… not bad!
Network Solutions Makes the Top 5
Market Value Growth & Stock Gains. Added to FORTUNE e-50 Index.
Network Solutions is Acquired by VeriSign
To the tune of $20 billion… the largest internet acquisition in history. NSI joins the NASDAQ 100 Index.
The Najafi Companies acquire Network Solutions. Adds private domain registration to help customers keep their personal information private.
Purchased InQuent Technologies in Toronto, Canada
Provider of website hosting and e-mail services.
A leading E-commerce storefront system provider to strengthen Network Solutions’ product portfolio by adding a robust suite of e-commerce solutions including online marketing, Web design and search engine optimization services.
General Atlantic Acquires Network Solutions
Wall Street takes notice.
Named in “16 Popular Website Redesigns of 2009″
Network Solutions rebranding and website redesign gets noticed.SM
Rebrand 100 Global Awards
Network Solutions featured in notable category..SM
FindMyHost Editors Choice Award for Web hosting
Network Solutions is Acquired by Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW)
The combined organization will market an end-to-end suite of small business solutions, supported by top-notch customer service.
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