@Identity enables individual and corporate domain owners and investors to provision, manage and monetize the identity layer within a particular domain name.
We believe that email is the root individual digital identity layer, and our software, delivered as a service, has been developed to help companies manage this layer and enable individuals to own their identities online.
We treat email addresses similarly to domain names, enabling an email holder the ability to explicitly hold digital property rights to their email addresses.
Ammar Kubba, Director
Ammar Kubba is a principal and the Chief Executive Officer of Thought Convergence, Inc., whose various portfolio companies include TrafficZ, the industry's oldest and most experienced domain parking and traffic monetization service; Aftermarket.com, a leading Internet domain marketplace and brokerage service; and DomainTools, the world’s most comprehensive and powerful set of domain name and DNS research tools and services. Ammar is (at least in his own mind) a leading authority on Internet domain acquisition, development and sales, and traffic monetization, as well as an active proponent for the continuing advancement and evolution of the domain name industry. His determination, passion and vision have helped propel Thought Convergence to the forefront of the space, while the company's cutting-edge proprietary technology and unparalleled services have garnered the attention and praise of the most influential players in the domain community, as well as several of the world's leading Internet companies.
Ammar, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, has also been integrally involved in the acquisition, development, and/or sale of such high-profile Internet properties as Beer.com, BusinessDevelopment.com, LA.com, Hawaii.com, LasVegas.net, Trainer.com, Meet.Me, and countless others. He has been interviewed for features in Business 2.0, The Wall Street Journal Online, BusinessWeek, UCLA Magazine, the DN Journal, Modern Domainer, and countless other media outlets and industry publications.
Prior to joining Thought Convergence, Ammar honed his entrepreneurial and business development talents as in-house counsel for two public companies in the technology sector. He has counseled countless private and public clients, ranging in status from the Pink Sheets to NASDAQ, and has been intimately involved in dozens of public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and international. Ammar holds a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was a writer and editor for the school's Law Review journal, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Josh Metnick, Director
Josh has been active in the Internet and software industry for seventeen years, having registered his first domain names and built his first commercial websites in early 1994. Mr. Metnick currently serves as Chairman of Chicago.com, Inc. and Chairman of Associated Cities, Inc., a nonprofit trade association of City.com owners representing 14 of the top 20 USA metropolitan areas. He also serves on the board of Networking Research Group, Inc., a venture funded software company focused on utilizing software to improve the efficacy of F2F meetings and conferences.
Josh is an investor and on the advisory board of RootOrange LLC, winner of Princeton’s 2009 annual business plan competition. In 2003, Josh helped seed-fund Vibes Media (vibes.com), which is now one of the largest mobile marketing companies in the world.
Josh previously served as a board member on behalf of Equity Group Investments LLC’s investment in ArmyProperty.com, a U.S. Military inventory management and ordering system. From 2006 to 2010, Josh served on the board of Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX: INUV), and served as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee during the final year of his term.
Josh was a co-founder and served as Vice-Chairman of American Information Systems, Inc. (AIS.net) from 1994 until its successful sale in 1999 to Exodus Communications,Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: EXDS), the largest web hosting provider in the world at that time.
In 2000, Josh co-founded January Studios LLC with Jove Ventures. The company has licensed the film rights to specific works of Pär Lagerkvist, the 1951 Nobel Literaturare Laureate. The company’s investors include Brett Icahn, Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage, and Marc Rosen formerly of Paramount and Warner Brothers.
Josh has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a "Top 100 Technology Player" as well as being one of the youngest individuals to achieve the publication’s "40 Under 40" distinction. Josh holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Aviation, where he acquired his pilot’s license at the age of 19.