My visit to company’s offices in Seattle.
Over the holiday weekend I traveled to Seattle for a wedding. Because I can never take a holiday from the domain world, I arranged to visit Name Intelligence’s office while I was there. Name Intelligence, owned by Thought Convergence, operates DomainTools and Spry, a web hosting company.
Friday afternoon I made the short walk from the W Hotel to NI’s offices, located in a non-descript building that used to house a radio studio. DomainTools’ General Manager Susan Prosser gave me a tour of the building, which retains a high tech start-up feel. Name Intelligence leases the bottom floor of the two story building, which is split about 50-50 between offices for Spry and DomainTools. The top floor is currently empty. The building includes standard high tech necessities, such as a game room (apparently part of a 4 pm Friday ritual) and kitchens.
I liked the vibe of the DomainTools area, which is mostly an open room that reminds me of the cohesive environment at my first company out of college. Even at 4 pm on a Friday before a holiday weekend, DomainTools’ developers were hard at work (see photo).
Over the next few days I’m going to write about some of the ways I use DomainTools. Most domainers use DomainTools, but everyone uses it in a different way. I’ll give my take on it throughout the week.