Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, has announced its partnership with Bandzoogle, a company whose technology platform is used by over 20,000 bands and musicians to power their websites and online stores.
Bandzoogle is offering Rightside's Top Level Domains (TLDs) to its customers, beginning with .ROCKS, a new web extension that launched earlier this year, and .BAND, which will open for pre-registration later this month. The company will incorporate the new domains into its offering that helps musicians, bands, ensembles, DJs, and musical acts of all kinds connect with their fans and build an online presence.
"The musical community is incredibly diverse, and the .ROCKS and .BAND domains offer opportunities for creativity to flourish in new ways on the web," said David Dufresne, CEO of Bandzoogle. "No longer limited by the scarcity of .COM addresses, we are helping musical acts from newly formed jazz bands to world-famous rock groups better define their online identity while making it easier for their audiences to find and engage with them in the digital realm."
"We're very excited to team up with Bandzoogle to offer .ROCKS and .BAND domains throughout the music industry," said Dwayne Walker, SVP of business and market development for Rightside. "Bandzoogle is the ideal partner to combine professional websites with new .ROCKS and .BAND web addresses."
Bandzoogle and Rightside plan to co-sponsor a variety of musical events and business conferences next year, and promote websites that utilize .ROCKS and .BAND through social media, online events, and music conferences around the world.