Our Beginnings in 1997
And Still Going Strong

Launched January 14, 1997, TierraNet was born with a mission to provide quality, affordable DIY web hosting.

Four friends and a steak

It was the mid 90's and songs like Macarena and Gangsta's Paradise were topping the charts. The world was brimming with new-fangled ideas as it discovered the mind-bending capabilities of the world-wide web.

We were just four friends fresh out of college, playing video games and designing rogue websites for our favorite bands while hosting them on unauthorized servers.

It wasn't exactly sustainable, besides a little questionable.

With our college-level incomes, we begrudgingly moved our websites over to a paid hosting server. And then we saw the light. What if we could do what they were doing, and do it better?

Money was tight. But we couldn't resist the allure of maverick, do-it-yourself innovation, and a juicy steak. We convened at an Outback Steakhouse, where we concluded that we could, and should, just start our own web hosting company. The rest is history…


And just like that, TierraNet was born. Six months later, we placed our first web server online in late December of '96.


By January 14, we officially incorporated, with our first real (non-friend/family) paying customer about a week later.


Going bigtime
Only a year later, we leased our first office and hired Brad, our very first official employee. It was a big milestone, we could pay ourselves and another person a living wage.


It's legit
Starting DomainDiscover as an ICANN Accredited registrar, we were now too legit to quit.


We watched in awe as we launched a massive expansion and hiring due to the success of the domain registration business.


Let's get moving
We needed a larger office, so we relocated to accommodate. We also purchased an obscenely overpriced Nortel phone system that would later inspire us to develop our own phone system.


First data center
We opened our first data center at the Murphy Canyon site.


VoIP for the world
We discovered the magic of VoIP and decided to develop our own VoIP service.


A ClearHello
We broke ground on another new data center. We also registered ClearHello.com to use for the VoIP service.


Another data center
We opened the Poway Data Center and focused more on building out our VoIP systems.


Enter NumberBarn
We became an investor in NumberBarn and acquired a large customer base from another renowned hosting company.


We created a monster
Our evolving VoIP experiment, ClearHello, evolves into its own parent company, acquiring TierraNet and several other companies.

Our 6 Pillars of Success

ICANN-Accredited Registrar

Accreditation helps validate that a domain name registrar will adhere to established industry standards, protecting domains and their owners.

Customer Care Experts

Our Customer Care Experts average more than five years with the company. They know their stuff and they know how to advocate for your needs.

A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

The BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust. Since 2000, we've maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

U.S. Based Support

With our U.S. based customer support, we've created an environment that easily understands your needs.

Employees Who Care

Our employees participate in charity events such as Toys for Tots and the Relay for Life. For these events, TierraNet has matched the donations of its employees dollar for dollar or toy for toy.

Our Customers First

We are a people-driven tech company, committed to putting our customers first and finding you the best domain, hosting and security solutions.

Our Clients Love Us

Becoming a member of our family enables you to control your content and gives you a helping hand when you need one.

Our passion for a quality experience with affordable pricing offers you the benefits of corporate web hosting without "the red tape."

Awesome customer service. A+++ Can't make enough positive comments about your techs.

TierraNet User since 2003

I am consistently impressed, beyond my expectations, of how completely knowledgeable, friendly, competent and efficient your tech support crew is!

TierraNet User since 2007

Internet connections can be mystifying to the uninitiated and your staff has always been considerate and patient with my limited knowledge - kudos.

TierraNet User since 2006

I want you to know this was the BEST experience I have ever had with any customer service department from any online or computer related issue ever!!!

TierraNet User since 2004

Service and response time is wonderful. You are the best!

TierraNet User since 2013

First rate Customer Service every time. Thank you guys!

TierraNet User since 1997

I am so impressed by my first time experience with your services. Everything was completed with perfection. Well done! I called back a second time for a minor change (that was solely my error) and the next CSR was also excellent. Thank you so much for your A+ level client service management.

TierraNet User since 2017

Our Leadership

Matthew Veling
Brian Scott
Brian McNeill