Company makes formal announcement about operations in Ireland.
Demand Media announced today that it is opening its international headquarters for the company’s domain services business in Dublin, Ireland.
Demand Media is serving as the backend registry provider for its own top level domains (applied for under United TLD Holdco Ltd.) as well as Donuts’. United TLD has applied for 26 top level domains and Donuts has applied for 307. Of course, many of these domains are in contention sets.
In its applications for new TLDs, the company noted that Demand Media Europe Limited, based in Ireland, would be its backend registry provider.
The company has hired David Ryan, formerly a senior director with Electronic Arts, as General Manager for the Dublin operation. It plans to hire 20-40 people within the next year.