INTERNET.COM ACQUIRES DOMAINBOOK.COM AND UNCLAIMEDDOMAINS.COM, CREATING A ONE-STOP MARKETPLACE FOR INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES
(New York, NY-April 4, 2000)-internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced it has acquired DomainBook.com (http://www.domainbook.com) and Unclaimeddomains.com (http://www.unclaimeddomains.com). Both Web sites, combined with internet.com's recent launch of DomainNotes.com, consolidate internet.com's position as a leading provider of domain name and registration information on the Web. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.
DomainBook.com is one of the largest destinations on the Web connecting buyers directly with sellers of Internet domain names and provides broker referral services for Internet properties, Web sites and Internet-based businesses. UnclaimedDomains.com is a paid-subscription e-mail newsletter service offering exclusive access to lists of domain names as they expire from official registration services InterNIC and ICANN.
"As the reseller market for domain names continues to expand, it is essential to provide our community of Web developers and E-commerce professionals with a service to fulfill their domain name requirements, in addition to domain name industry information," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "Further, we have now formed a platform by which we can build a premier marketplace for the buying and selling of one of the Internet industry's most highly valued commodities."
internet.com Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM 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 106 Web sites, 132 e-mail newsletters, 117 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.2 million unique visitors that generate more than 120 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 180 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, 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.
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