SOURCE: Auctions International Inc.

December 10, 2007 08:30 ET

Auctions International Extends Service Agreement With Rackster

KELOWNA, BC--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Auctions International Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AUCI), a technology company that owns and markets proprietary software to enable real-time online auctions of virtually any product or commodity for use by the wholesale market, announced today it has extended its service agreement with Rackster Inc. to include the creation of a virtual office that will include shared exchange hosting, hosted applications, Blackberry connectivity, and Voice-Over IP services.

"This is an exciting relationship," says Rob Ouellette, CTO for Auctions International Inc. "The agreement will save Auctions International thousands of dollars by alleviating the requirement to purchase and configure email, file, and telephone switching servers."

"By leveraging our data centre," says David Tarasenko, CEO of Rackster Inc., "Auctions International obtains the same quality of service demanded by government and financial institutions and can confidently provide economically feasible services for their employees as well as best-in-class service to their clients."

Doug Mann, president of Auctions International, said, "Rackster's state-of-the-art data centre provides us with an excellent platform to service our AutoBidLive clients as well as other vertical markets suitable for our 24x7 auction platform."

About Rackster

Rackster is a pioneer in Data Security and availability. From their custom built data center in Kelowna British Columbia Canada, Rackster provides individuals, small- to medium-sized businesses and large corporations and government with hosting services for web sites, databases and business applications in addition to dedicated server, Disaster Recovery and Security services. The location and design of the Major Data Center and Operations facility provides protection for our clients from undesirable data access allowed under the Patriot Act and other foreign Laws, natural disaster, and security concerns. The company recognizes and dedicates itself to their customers and partners needs for information security, dependability, and availability. For more information, visit

About Auctions International Inc.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary AutoBidLive, Auctions International Inc. is set to bring together over 65,000 North American licensed pre-owned auto dealers into a dynamic online auction reducing their dependence on physical auctions. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology, dealers can make bids in real time, move inventory, and search and buy vehicles specific to consumer's needs. In addition to online automobile auctions for the wholesale market, Auctions International Inc. has identified multiple commodity verticals, which could benefit from its leading-edge online auction technology platform. For more information, visit and

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