Wix.com Announces First Partnership with a Domain Registrar, Signing Agreement with REG.RU
Tel Aviv and Moscow, 30 April 2014 – Wix.com Ltd (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading cloud-based web development platform, and REG.RU, Russia’s largest domain registrar and hosting provider announced a new partnership that will simplify and streamline the process for creating and managing a professional online presence. Customers purchasing a domain from REG.RU, who then create their website through the Wix platform, will benefit from the site and domain automatically connecting, without requiring any pointing or configuration steps.
Wix’s comprehensive platform, chosen by over 47 million users worldwide, provides user-friendly solutions for a business’s online needs – website creation, eCommerce capabilities, business management tools, third party app integration, mobile solutions and much more – all from the Wix Cloud. REG.RU manages over 2 million domains, offers registration in 300 international domain zones, in addition to providing web-hosting, mail, VPS / VDS, rent-dedicated servers and more. The companies share an outlook on providing clients a wide set of tools to easily get their businesses online themselves, and through this partnership, REG.RU and Wix will be offering this capability in a unified, code-free setting.
“Creating and managing a professional online presence is becoming increasingly complex, pushing users to choose consolidated technological solutions that can address several needs in one go. Companies are responding to this by branching out and expanding their core services, which is why REG.RU incorporating Wix into their offering is a natural step,” said Avishai Abrahami, Wix CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re excited that our first partnership with a domain registrar is with such a strong player as REG.RU, and we are confident that partnerships like this are the way to address businesses and brands’ needs for a more cohesive web experience.”
“As the number of users running their business online continues to grow, comprehensive solutions for creating a web presence are in increasingly high demand. With an extensive portfolio of services, REG.RU has long been the starting point of the web experience for millions of users,” said Alexey Korolyuk, REG.RU CEO. “Through the partnership with Wix, we are now adding an important layer of services, complementing our existing offering. We are creating an environment through REG.RU where users have all the tools to create an online presence from A to Z.”
Russia is one of the largest and fastest growing internet markets in the world, with roughly 62% of its population, about 76 million people, active online. As more businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals turn to the web, the millions of users buying a domain through REG.RU can now continue to easily build their online presence with Wix.
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 47 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. The Wix Editor and highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic online presence. Wix’s headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in San Francisco, New York, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.
REG.RU is a leading Russian accredited domain name registrar and hosting provider. Today the company serves over than 2,000,000 domains and offers the registration in more than 300 international domain zones. REG.RU also provides web-hosting, mail, VPS / VDS, rent dedicated servers etc. In 2012, REG.RU became an ICANN-accredited registrar. REG.RU has offices located at more than 30 cities in Russia, Ukraine and Moldova.