SOURCE: BDC Capital, Inc.

August 03, 2005 08:00 ET

BDC Capital, Inc.'s BDC Partners Inc. Subsidiary Announces Ownership of Two High-Traffic Domain Names

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2005 -- BDC Capital, Inc. (OTC BB: BDCI) today announced that BDC Partners, its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired the internet domain names -- laptopcomputers.com and notebookcomputers.com -- of two of the most commonly searched words on the Internet.

"These two key areas have been typed into search engines an average of more than three million times a month," said Richard Pomije, president and CEO of BDC Capital. "Our intention is to build out these sites in a manner to capture a significant portion of this traffic. Through affiliate advertising and 'redirect revenue,' BDC sees this as a significant business opportunity."

By comparison, according to Internet search statistics maintained by Yahoo!'s Overture.com Keyword Selector Tool, the searches "notebook computers," "notebook," "laptop computers" and "laptop" outrank such key words as "Amazon," "iPod," "Airline ticket" and "NASCAR," as well as popular stores and name brands including Circuit City, Office Max, Office Depot, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Gateway and Compaq.

BDC said it looks to partner with companies to manage and develop the two sites into a comparison shopping engine, offering links to the sites of all the major manufacturers and retail and internet-based computer outlets.

"It's surprising how many people simply go to Google.com and type in searches for notebook computers or laptop computers," Pomije said. "We think our two sites can help people shop for those items more effectively and quickly."

About BDC Capital, Inc.

BDC Capital, Inc., based in Burnsville, MN, is a Business Development Company under Section 54 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. BDC was established December 10, 2004, with the purpose of building an investment portfolio consisting of revenue-generating assets and emerging companies well positioned for future growth. The company's Web site is at http://www.bdccapital.com/.

Any statements contained herein related to future events are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. BDC Capital, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect actual events.

Contact Information

  • Tony Carideo
    (612) 317-2880
    Email Contact
    or
    Email Contact

    FROM:
    The Carideo Group Inc.
    1050 One Financial Plaza
    120 South Sixth Street
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402