In late 2002, Shaun Walker, a founder of the DotNetNuke Corporation, released a modified version of the “IBuySpy Portal,” a downloadable kit issued by Microsoft Corporation to demonstrate how to implement specific functions of the then new ASP.NET 1.0 platform. The Microsoft kits contained full source code and a liberal End User License Agreement, but were relatively simplistic. The modified version released by Shaun included enhancements and innovations that, in a short time span, attracted a lot of attention from developers around the world.
With the enthusiastic support of a global development community, the open source project quickly launched a renamed application called “DotNetNuke.” Released in February 2003, the application was named after the .NET Framework and the word “nuke” that was commonly used in open source web content management.
DotNetNuke Corp. has become a web content management leader and the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely deployed Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET.
Today, the DotNetNuke platform is offered in a free Community Edition and the subscription-based Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition. These editions are easy to modify quickly and affordably with a selection of more than 10,000 third-party apps available through our DotNetNuke Store. Free apps are also available from the DotNetNuke Forge, the premier destination for open source collaboration on the DotNetNuke platform.
The company was formally incorporated in 2006, and is funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital, and Pelion Venture Partners. It is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
Our mission is to make Web interactions insanely easy, affordable and productive for organizations worldwide.
Our company is committed to the ongoing development of DotNetNuke, with the goal of making it the most usable, extensible, and valuable open source framework available.
DotNetNuke Corp. also leads the DotNetNuke ecosystem, through which DotNetNuke users and customers gain access to a wide variety of complementary technologies, services, and hosting alternatives.