INTERNET.COM ADDS VERTICALNET TO ITS ISDEX(r) INTERNET STOCK INDEX
(New York, NY-February 7, 2000)-- internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the E-Business and Internet Technology Network, today announced it has replaced MindSpring (Nasdaq: MSPG) with VerticalNet (Nasdaq: VERT) in its ISDEX(r), Internet Stock Index. The change will be effective as of Monday, February 7, 2000. The replacement is the result of the merger between MindSpring and EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK).
ISDEX (http://www.isdex.com) is a 100% Internet index featuring 50 leading publicly traded Internet companies with representation from 12 Internet sectors including the software, hardware, content, commerce and communication/access sectors. ISDEX is reviewed quarterly to ensure that it includes the most representative list of Internet stocks for investors. ISDEX was created by internet.com in 1996 and is quoted on a regular basis in leading financial media including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire, Bloomberg, Bridge, CNBC, SmartMoney magazine and others.
ISDEX futures and futures options are traded on the Kansas City Board of Trade under the ticker symbol (IS). For information about Kansas City Board of Trade ISDEX futures and futures options contact Candice Bowman at 816-753-7500 or visit (http://www.kcbt.com/isdex.htm.)
Investors can participate in the ISDEX also through the no-load Guinness Flight internet.com INDEX Fund which trades under the ticker symbol (GFINX). For information about the Guinness Flight internet.com Index Fund contact James Atkinson at 626-795-0039 or visit (http://www.gffunds.com/isdex.)
internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com), based in New York, NY, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 94 Web sites, 72 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2 million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 150 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding internet.com Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see internet.com's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and internet.com assumes no obligation to update the forward looking statements after the date hereof.
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