MECKLERMEDIA'S INTERNET.COM ACQUIRES ISP-LISTS(WESTPORT, CT - October 20, 1998) - Mecklermedia, "The Internet Media Company's" Internet.com network today announced it acquired the ISP-Lists e-mail discussion lists, e-mail newsletters and network of Web sites. Terms were not disclosed.
The ISP-Lists business is an innovative collection of e-mail based discussion lists, e-mail newsletters, and Web sites all focused on specific aspects of the Internet Service Provider industry. In September 1998, ISP-Lists distributed more than 3 million e-mail discussion posts from more than 7,000+ list members. ISP-Lists founder Christopher M. Knight has joined Internet.com's staff and is charged with furthering development of the business.
"ISP-Lists is the online hub of the Internet Service Provider community," said Alan M. Meckler, chairman and CEO of Mecklermedia. "Many people are talking about online 'communities' today. ISP-Lists is the best execution of the 'community' concept that we've seen in the business-to-business arena. We're impressed with what Chris Knight has built and are pleased that he'll be joining us to continue that work," Meckler added.
"Selling to the ISP market is a top priority for many technology companies. The ISP-Lists properties are effective vehicles for reaching the members of the community when they are in buying mode," said Chris Elwell, vice president and general manager of Internet.com.
Mecklermedia's Internet.com network of Web sites provides real-time news and information resources for Internet professionals and Web developers. The Internet.com network, includes other well-known sites such as InternetNews.com, The Electronic Commerce Guide, Stroud's Consummate Winsock Applications List (CWS Apps), The Web Developer's Virtual Library and SearchEngineWatch.com. Internet.com sites currently serve approximately 20 million pages to 1 million unique visitors monthly.
Mecklermedia Corporation, "The Internet Media Company," based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World and ISPCON trade shows, Internet World weekly and Boardwatch monthly print publications, and the Internet.com network of Web sites, which provides daily news and information resources for the Internet community, as well as ISPCON.com and Boardwatch.com. Mecklermedia also publishes the ISDEX, the only 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies. Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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