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Trellix Partners With EarthLink

In August, private-label ASP Trellix Corp. announced that it had added Web logging (also called blogging) services to complement its Web-site building platform (see Trellix Adds Blogging to Publishing Platform). Today, the Concord, Mass.-based service provider announced that Web hosting and Internet Service Provider (ISP) EarthLink will be the first company to offer those new services.

Under terms of the partnership, EarthLink — the third largest ISP in the U.S., behind only AOL and MSN — will use Trellix technology to offer Web-site building as well as Web logging services to its 4.7 million subscribers.

"Blogging is entering the mainstream volume market. I believe demand for these integrated capabilities is growing rapidly," said Amy Wohl, president of Wohl Associates. "The EarthLink deal places Trellix in a unique position to address both the provider and end-user markets."

The Trellix platform is designed to help service providers generate revenue by providing additional services. Partners can customize the Trellix tools to provide both free and fee-based offers. Market research firm IDC estimates that the small and home-based business Web-site publishing market will reach $9 billion by 2006.

"Combined with EarthLink's Internet access and Web hosting offerings Trellix's site creation tools and services are an excellent match for the growing number of small businesses and consumers who are getting online to conduct business and share content," said Don Bulens, Trellix president and CEO.

In related news, sources say that EarthLink will announce later this week that it will acquire Volaris Online's dial-up customers (see EarthLink in Talks to Acquire Volaris).

Trellix is listed by ASPnews as a Top 30 Enabler.


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