Dyn was created as a community-led student project by Jeremy Hitchcock, Tom Daly, Tim Wilde and Chris Reinhardt during their undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Originally, Dyn enabled students to access lab computers and print documents remotely. The project then moved towards domain name system (DNS) services. The first iteration was a free dynamic DNS service known as DynDNS. The project required $25,000 to stay open, and raised over $40,000.
The donation based model continued until 2002, and stopped with a launch of "donator-only" DNS services. Later, a premium service called the DynECT Managed DNS Platform became available in 2008., with the hiring of Kyle York, Gray Chynoweth and Cory von Wallenstein, as the business began to scale.
In August 2013, Dyn launched its annual geek summer camp event, a business conference for the Internet performance industry.
In April 2014, Dyn announced the discontinuation of its free hostname services effective May 7.
In September 2014, Dyn launched Dyn Internet Intelligence, a SaaS-based product.
In May 2016, Dyn obtained further equity funding of US$50 million from Pamplona Capital Management. Also in May 2016, Dyn launched its platform for internet performance management. Total funding of $100M.
In October 2016, Colin Doherty was appointed the company's CEO.
The company scaled to approximately $100M in annual recurring revenue (ARR) prior to exit.
In June 2018, Oracle released the Internet Intelligence Map, a free tool that provides data about worldwide Internet traffic and disruptions. The map uses the Internet Intelligence technology Oracle acquired from Dyn.
Oracle and Oracle Dyn continue to be a technology leader in the New Hampshire economy.
In September 2012, Dyn acquired the SEO/SEM & Ecommerce Development parts of Incutio LTD. They also acquired long time DNS provider TZO.
On January 2, 2013, Dyn acquired Web performance monitoring company Verelo.
On May 13, 2013, Dyn acquired mobile dashboard app startup Trendslide.
On December 23, 2013, Dyn acquired ReadyStatus, a tool that notifies customers of planned and unplanned service interruptions.
On March 26, 2014 Dyn acquired Nettica, a US-based managed DNS provider.
On May 20, 2014, Dyn acquired Renesys, specialist in monitoring the Internet to provide data about cloud services, connectivity and potential performance issues.
On February 15, 2018, Oracle announced an agreement to acquire Zenedge, a Florida-based web application security company. The acquisition closed on March 5, 2018, and Zenedge became part of the Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit.
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
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Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.
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