In January 2002, Microsoft Corporation published a project called IBuySpy Portal to demonstrate how to leverage the specific functionality of their new ASP.NET 1.0 platform. The project, which provided full source code under a liberal EULA, were functional, but to simplistic for commercial use, and were intended to aid programmers in developing their own projects.
On December 24th, 2002, Shaun Walker, a DNN Corp. founding member, released a modified version of the original IBuySpy portal application. This release, included a variety of enhancements and innovations over the original, including the ability to support multiple portals from a single installation.This was a land mark which allowed much more flexibility over the iBuySpy project.
The release was so successful that over time, thousands of developers from around the world downloaded the code, provided feedback, and created the foundation for an active and loyal development community. After a few rapid releases, the project was renamed to DotNetNuke on February 28, 2003.
DotNetNuke Corp. has since then 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.
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.Mission
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.