Demand Media Expands Lease for Domain Name HQ in Kirkland, WA

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Demand Media, a digital content & media and domain name services company, has amended the headquarters lease for its domain name business in Kirkland, WA and expanded its leased space there from from 34,000 square feet to 41,000 square feet.

The amended lease commences in May 2014 and expires in April 2019.

The company lists its Kirkland, WA headquarters address as 5808 Lake Washington Blvd., which is a class A office building on the on the shores of Lake Washington, according to LoopNet. The building provides tenants with panoramic views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline, and is within walking distance of restaurants, hotels and retail amenities. LoopNet says the building is also in close proximity to downtown Kirkland.

In addition to its Kirkland space, Demand Media currently occupies 69,000 square feet in two locations in Santa Monica, California that serve as its corporate headquarters and also houses a significant portion of its Content & Media headcount. The leases for its primary 52,000 square-foot facility and a 17,000 square foot facility in Santa Monica each expire in July 2024.

In addition, Demand Media leases an office primarily for its Content & Media service offering in Austin, Texas; an office for its retail registrar service offering in Denver, Colorado; and sales offices, support facilities and data centers in other locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

Demand Media has developed an Internet-based model for the creation and distribution of content, and recently expanded its commerce-based products and services. The company is also a leader in the domain name industry, operating the world’s largest wholesale Internet domain name registrar and the world’s second largest registrar overall based on the number of domain names under management.

The company recently started serving as a domain name registry and providing back-end registry services to a third-party domain name registry.