Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business.
Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain businesses apart.
Demand Media’s international presence currently includes offices in Toronto, Buenos Aires and London. The company says the Dublin team is focused on preparing for the big new TLD push, which will come to market this year.
“We are excited to expand our business into the thriving tech scene of Dublin,” said Demand Media EVP of emerging markets, Dave Panos. “At such an exhilarating time in the domain services industry with the upcoming launch of new TLDs, we are eager to recruit creative and high-energy professionals who are up to the challenge of taking the lead in the changing Internet landscape.”
The Dublin operation will be led by the newly hired David Ryan from Electronic Arts.
“With his experience creating efficiencies inside of large operations, identifying and participating in high-growth markets, and creating value within smaller start up environments, David Ryan is certain to lead our Demand Media Dublin team to success in a new market,” continued Panos. “Our ramped up efforts internationally further illustrate Demand Media’s commitment to this historic TLD launch.”
Ryan served as senior director at EA.