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August 27, 2012

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The Lowdown is compiled by DN Journal Editor & Publisher Ron Jackson.

Companies in the News: Oversee.net, Thought Convergence, Afternic & Dnbiz 

Oversee.net has named a Chief Technology Officer. The job - once held by current Oversee CEO Debra Domeyer - went to Gene Chuang, an experienced technology development professional and team leader known for his expertise in mobile, social and search marketing platforms. 

Chuang will be responsible for identifying and building technology platforms that support the growth of Oversee’s current and future business initiatives. The Los Angeles based company operates a global online performance marketing network with over 250 million unique visitors per month,

Chuang was Executive Director of AT&T Interactive, leading teams of engineers in Data Systems and Mobile Engineering. He also served as Director of Engineering at Yahoo Search Marketing where he led the development of large-scale search platforms.  Most recently, he 

Gene Chuang
New CTO at Oversee.net 

was Director of Engineering at Chegg, an online network for college students that offers assistance with homework, course selection and textbook rentals, purchases and resale.

Over CEO Debra Domeyer said, “We’re delighted to welcome Gene to the Oversee management team. Technology has been and will continue to be the foundation for Oversee’s success. Gene’s appointment reaffirms our commitment to being at the cutting edge of technology. He is that rare technologist with business savvy and product vision who also excels at building teams and recruiting the best of the best.”

Chuang, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, said, "“Oversee is a company that has tremendous growth potential. My goal is to develop and scale technology solutions at Oversee that add value to the company’s businesses. I’m excited to work with the strong tech team we have on board.”

Kevin Vo and Ammar Kubba
marked a Thought Convergence milestone this week

Another major domain industry company based in Los Angeles, Thought Convergence, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. The parent company of Trafficz, Aftermarket.com, DomainTools.com and several other enterprises (and the host of several Domain Roundtable conferences), has been guided to prominence by Kevin Vo and Ammar Kubba who were profiled in our October 2007 Cover Story. Kevin & Ammar are two of the nicest people you will meet in any business so it is especially gratifying to see them reach this milestone with many more still to come.

Domain aftermarket giant Afternic has expanded their presence in the Asia with the addition of  Chinese registrar Dnbiz to the Afternic DLS  network as a Premium Reseller. Dnbiz will now list Afternic's Instant Transfer domain names for sale on Dnbiz.com, adding millions of high quality premium domains to its marketplace.

Jason Miner, the Chief Operating Officer at Afternic, said, "We are excited to offer our customers the opportunity to have their names presented to this growing market and for the Chinese domain buyers to have access to the high quality domains in the Afternic network."

Charlie Wang, COO of Dnbiz, added "We are proud to offer our customers access to the largest portfolio of Instant Transfer domains in the world. This will enrich the buying experience on our site and improve our user experience. Our customers are thrilled with the breadth of domains available from Afternic, and the speed in which they are moved into their accounts."

(Posted July 17, 2012)

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