March 17, 2005 14:00 ET

ItsYourDomain Will Join SnapNames' Transfer Fulfillment Domain Name Back-order Service



MARCH 17, 2005 - 14:00 ET

ItsYourDomain Will Join SnapNames' Transfer
Fulfillment Domain Name Back-order Service

PORTLAND, Ore. & SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 17, 2005) -

15th-largest registrar will auction expired domain names through the
SnapNames® platform, which now handles redistribution for more than
25% of active registrations

ItsYourDomain, one of the world's leading wholesale domain name
registrars, has partnered with SnapNames to provide customers preferred
access to expired domain names on SnapNames' Transfer Fulfillment

The Transfer Fulfillment system lets ItsYourDomain and SnapNames
customers place free back-orders on currently registered domain names
and acquire them if they are surrendered by the previous registrants.
Customers pay only if the name is not renewed and if it becomes
available after expiration.

ItsYourDomain joins Network Solutions, BulkRegister, DirectI and other
registrars as members of the patent-pending SnapNames system, which now
oversees orderly redistribution for over 25% of active domain
registrations. This network of partners offers unprecedented benefits to

-- Certainty of access: Participating registrars' names flow
exclusively through the SnapNames system, so valuable names are
available to SnapNames customers before anyone else.

-- Choice: SnapNames offers a wider variety of high-quality expiring
names than any other provider.

-- Ease of use and transparency: In an industry characterized by
volatility and difficulty, the SnapNames system is easy to use. Shill
bidding, sniping and other common abuses are all prevented by the
SnapNames platform.

"Valuable domain names expire every day," said Ted Cucci, Executive Vice
President of ItsYourDomain. "Having a no-risk way to stand in line for
those names is great for our customers. There's no up-front fee, so
there's no risk in back-ordering numerous names."

SnapNames, which invented domain name back-ordering in 2000 and is the
industry's most trusted infrastructure provider, structures the service
as follows:

-- If the domain name becomes available and there is only one
back-order placed on the name, the name will be transferred to the
back-order customer, who will be charged $60.

-- If more than one customer has back-ordered a name, each customer
will be entered in an auction managed by SnapNames. Customers have the
latitude to set a maximum bid for the cost of the registration.

Back-order subscribers are continually advised of the status of their
back-ordered domain names, and are immediately notified when the names
are fulfilled or reach auction.

About SnapNames

SnapNames created the domain name industry's first back-ordering system
in 2000 and the first transfer fulfillment system in 2004. SnapNames
services are available through a network of domain name registrars,
partners, affiliates and service providers worldwide. The company's
patent-pending technology provides end-users an intuitive, transparent
platform for securing valuable domain names. For more information, visit


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