Finally SnapNames and Moniker announce their acquisition by KeyDrive

Moniker and SnapNames have been debranded.

An email announcing the sale of SnapNames and Moniker to KeyDrive finally arrived:

Moniker and SnapNames are Now Part of the KeyDrive Family!

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to announce that on January 31, 2012, KeyDrive S.A. purchased Moniker® and SnapNames®, the leading providers of products and services for all stages of the domain name lifecycle including registration, management, appraisal, sales, escrow and acquisition.

We are excited to be a part of the KeyDrive family and will leverage this transaction to expand our services globally and advance our client service operations. Going forward, you will see more choices of domains for registration, deleting and expiring acquisition and from owners of registered domain names via our technology, partnerships, brokerage and auctions. You will also see a significant investment in our client services group to ensure you receive timely responses to your questions. Here are a few important points you should be aware of regarding your existing account:

  • Names registered at Moniker will stay there. will continue to be managed under the Moniker and SnapNames registrar credentials.
  • Domains purchased or sold through SnapNames will continue to leverage the same interface and technology.

To learn more about this exciting news and view the press release go to: Moniker and SnapNames PR.pdf

For further questions, please contact Michele Van Tilborg, Director of Marketing at

We appreciate and thank you for your continued business!

Craig Snyder
General Manager of Moniker and SnapNames

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2 Responses to “Finally SnapNames and Moniker announce their acquisition by KeyDrive”
  1. Trico says:

    “Domains purchased…through SnapNames will continue to leverage the same interface and technology.”

    I suppose that’s their way of saying you can continue to expect difficulty transferring out domains from some of the drop catch Registrars they use.

  2. Lucius "Gunz" Fabrice says:

    Trico – I have not had this issue for a long time now. Which registrars did you have trouble with?

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