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Launch: Domain Name Management, Phase 3

Earlier this week we released phase 3 of our Domain Management system. Here is a quick summary of the features in this release:
* We modified the “Add Domains” section in the control panel to allow an admin to add a domain to our system without needing to purchase email hosting. This means that current customers can use us for DNS hosting or Registration but are not required to purchase mailboxes for those domains.
* We added a new section to “Upgrade Services” which will allow customers to purchase email hosting services for domains that are in our system but do not yet have email hosting services. So, if a customer purchases a new domain, but elects not to purchase email hosting they can at any time change their mind by going to this new section.
Thanks to Will, BL, Vinny, and Nell-Marie for their hard work on this project.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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