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X-Stream Network Signs Auction Partner

The UK's first free ISP The X-Stream Network has signed aucland.co.uk as its online auction partner.

The two comanies will carry out extensive joint promotions on each other's sites.

To kick-off the partnership, Aucland and X-Stream are auctioning a brand new Audi TT over the next two weeks. Bidding starts at just £1 ($1.62), and the car is expected to sell for well below its usual price.

Despite fierce competition, Aucland says it aims to become Europe's leading online auction site. It was founded in July 1998, and already has country-specific auction sites in France, the UK, Italy and Spain.

Aucland differentiates itself from its rivals by adopting strict rules which do not allow it to send unsolicited spam mail to members, nor sell advertising space on the site. It offers many personalisation options and runs a prompt-reply technical support service.

The X-Stream Network also started in 1998, forming the UK's first free Internet access service, which has grown to over 500,000 registered subscribers worldwide. It is the UK's third largest ISP portal.

X-Stream runs a Unified Messaging service at mail.x-stream.co.uk/, a Games Network at www.x-stream.gamesnetwork.com, and has ISPs in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.