GMO Internet, Inc. has changed its company name to GMO Internet Group, Inc. on September 1, 2022.

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Corporate History

Revenue trends

2009

  • Dec, 2009M&A

    COMMUNICATION TELECOM (currently, GMO DIGITAL Lab K.K.) becomes a subsidiary of GMO Hosting & Security, Inc. (currently, GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.).

  • Jul, 2009Service launch

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) launches its "GMO Toku Toku BB," which is currently the provider business' core service.

  • Jul, 2009Launch

    GMO Registry Inc was established to launch Japan’s first new gTLD registry business.

  • Apr, 2009M&A

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) acquires a stake in a leading-edge SEO technology company, Inovex (currently, GMO TECH, Inc.).

2008

  • Dec, 2008Listed

    paperboy&co. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) is listed on JASDAQ.

  • Sep, 2008Service launch

    GMO Payment Gateway launches its PG Multi-Payment Service, which is a service to introduce collectively various payment methods and is currently the company's core service.

  • Sep, 2008Listed

    GMO Payment Gateway was promoted from MOTHERS Market to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • Jul, 2008GMO-AP changed its name

    MagClick’s company name is changed to GMO AD Partners.

  • May, 2008M&A

    NIKKO (currently, GMO NIKKO Inc.) becomes a consolidated subsidiary in a capital partnership.

  • Feb, 2008Expansion of business

    GlobalSign (currently, GMO GlobalSign K.K.) launches in China.

2007

  • Aug, 2007Closing the important segment

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) Board of Directors resolves to withdraw from the Internet finance business.

  • May, 2007Founded

    GeoTrust Japan becomes GlobalSign K.K. (currently, GMO GlobalSign K.K.)

  • Mar, 2007Established

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) establishes a new e-commerce company, GMO Solution Partner in a joint investment with Sagawa Express.

2006

  • Apr, 2006M&A

    Gofukusei Network (currently, GMO Creators Network, Inc.) has joined the group.

  • Apr, 2006M&A

    GMO NETCLUE Japan and GMO Intertainment merge to integrate the group’s online game businesses. GMO Games is the result of the merger.

  • Feb, 2006Service launch

    GMO Payment Gateway launched a credit card payment solution for public money targeting local governments accepting credit card payments for taxes and public utility charges, which is currently the company's core service.

2005

  • Dec, 2005Listed

    GMO Hosting & Security, Inc. (currently, GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.) is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market.

  • Oct, 2005Established

    GMO Internet Securities is established.

  • Sep, 2005Established

    GMO VenturePartners investment business is established.

  • Sep, 2005M&A

    Orient Credit becomes a group company following the stock acquisition. The group enters the consumer finance market.

  • Aug, 2005M&A

    Capital partnership established with online store construction service, MakeShop (currently, GMO MAKESHOP Co. Ltd.).

  • Jun, 2005Listed

    The company has been promoted to the prestigious first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and changed its name to GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.).

  • May, 2005GMO Research changed its name

    GMO Media and Solutions has been restructured with a focus on research and changed its name to GMO Research.

  • May, 2005GMO Media was created

    The media and e-commerce divisions of GMO Mobile and Desktop and GMO Media Solutions are consolidated in the new company, GMO Media.

  • May, 2005M&A

    GMO Payment Gateway increases holdings in Epsilon by acquiring shares.

  • Apr, 2005Listed

    GMO Payment Gateway is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market.

  • Feb, 2005GMO-PG changed its name

    GMO Card Commerce Services changes its name to GMO Payment Gateway.

  • Jan, 2005New service

    paperboy&Co. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) launches its "Color Me Shop! pro (currently, Color Me Shop byGMO Pepabo)," which is a service to build an online store and is currently the company's core service. This led to a full-scale launch of the company's ecommerce solutions business.

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