Named in 2004 and 2006 to the Inc. 500 Index of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., TicketsNow is a premium ticket provider for USA TODAY, Fandango, and AOL; an official sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars; an official sponsor of University of Louisville Athletics, Arizona State University Athletics, Texas Christian University Athletics, University of Cincinnati Athletics, and a corporate partner of Princeton University Athletics; a member of the Better Business Bureau; and a founding member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), which promotes ethics in the secondary ticketing marketplace.
In February 2008, TicketsNow was acquired by Ticketmaster for $265 million and currently operates as a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary.
Mike Domek founded VIP Tour Company in 1992 with a telephone, a credit card processing machine, and a Federal Express account in a single bedroom apartment in Woodstock, IL. Domek quickly transformed VIP Tour Company into a full-service ticketing agency.
In 1999, with no venture capital, Domek launched the TicketsNow.com web site. Inc. Magazine, featured TicketsNow as one of the "Great Companies Started for $1,000 or Less." In 2001, under Domek's direction, the company's software division rolled out the EventInventory Web store plug-in. This technology and subsequent programs have established TicketsNow.com as the world's largest online marketplace for premium event tickets. What started as a one-man operation in a one-bedroom apartment has grown into a multimillion dollar business with approximately 300 full-time employees.