Sharon Rowlands, CEO at Earns Frost & Sullivan’s North American Customer Value Leadership Award

Domain name registrar today announced that it has been honored with Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 North American Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan’s independent analysis of the web services industry, which determined that exceeds customer expectations and contributes to the market with its value-add solutions pricing, high-quality customer support, and service offering flexibility.

Michael DeSalles is principal analyst with Frost & Sullivan, specializing in customer experience and the contact center sector.

Michael DeSalles is principal analyst with Frost & Sullivan, specializing in customer experience and the contact center sector. offers businesses one-stop shopping for an array of online products and services that help drive online success as well as easy access to quality customer support. As one of the largest domain name registrars in the world, provides a suite of web presence services, including domain name registration, do-it-yourself and do-it-for-me websites, marketing solutions, hosting, email and security services. This award recognizes the company’s focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.

“We define and measure ‘Customer Value Leadership’ at two macro-level categories: customer impact and business impact,” said Michael DeSalles, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “To achieve leadership in customer value is never an easy task, but it is one made even more difficult considering today’s competitive intensity, customer volatility, and economic uncertainty. Within this context, this award signifies an even greater accomplishment and should be very proud of all they’re achieving.”

As Frost & Sullivan observed in its research, the web services industry is facing unprecedented challenges and increased customer expectations, amplifying the need for providers to go above and beyond to meet customer needs. Industry challenges highlighted by Frost & Sullivan’s research include:

  • Extraordinary customer expectations from more empowered and knowledgeable consumers than ever before, as well as increased expectations for excellent customer service, sales knowledge, and technical support
  • Security and privacy concerns about how consumer data is used and protected
  • Emerging channels and channel Integration, including Web-based and text-based communication, which are more popular with younger consumers
  • Customer experience (CX) and the ability to find the right solutions, both from a technology and customer care perspective
  • An underserved SMB market where it is extremely challenging to enter the digital age and build a Web presence that is compelling, competitive, and functional


Sharon Rowlands, CEO at

Sharon Rowlands, CEO at

“As the demands and expectations from today’s consumers grow exponentially in the web services market, has become more digitally integrated and will continue to leverage online tools that drive productivity and lead to increased customer retention,“ said Sharon Rowlands, CEO at “As our recent agreement to acquire Dreamscape Networks Limited demonstrates, is committed to providing market-leading web presence solutions to customers across the globe.”

The Frost & Sullivan North American Customer Value Leadership Awards are presented annually to companies across various sectors, including web services that demonstrate excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for customers with a focus on improving their return on investment. Frost & Sullivan does not accept self-nominations or submissions for its awards. Honorees are selected following in-depth interviews and primary/secondary market analysis. The Frost & Sullivan research methodology process can be viewed here.

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