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Go2Net Offers Web Hosting Through HyperMart Partnership

Internet portal company Go2Net Inc. (GNET), and Primecom Inc., publisher of QuickSite Web design software, have agreed to provide free Web hosting services to Primecom's small business customers on Go2Net's HyperMart Network.

The HyperMart Network is an Internet community of more than 800,000 small businesses for which HyperMart provides an online presence. HyperMart also provides a suite of services designed for e-businesses.

The cornerstone of HyperMart's offerings is its free hosting service that enables small businesses to publish their sites on the Internet with a free Web site name or with direct access to virtual domain name registration.

HyperMart member Web sites also receive free registration on popular search engines, advertising buying programs, and valuable statistical information about their Web site visitors to help drive traffic to their sites. In addition, members have access to the HyperMart Small Business Center, a resource area of products and services designed to help small businesses run more efficiently. HyperMart also provides 24/7 customer support.

Starting March 15, small businesses that create Web sites using Primecom's QuickSite software will be able to launch their sites on the Internet for free using HyperMart's hosting services. In February, new QuickSite customers will receive in-box coupons directing them to HyperMart's hosting services. After installing the software and creating their Web sites, QuickSite users will be directed to HyperMart's site from within the software program.

QuickSite is targeted to all levels of users so that they can quickly produce professional-looking Web sites. The product features a library of customizable, predesigned Web site templates to enable small businesses to create commerce-ready sites. The library includes an automated shopping cart feature for easy customer ordering and links to transact credit card payments through a secure server online. With HyperMart's free hosting, new QuickSite users can launch their Web sites once they are designed.

QuickSite software titles are available on CD-ROM for Windows, and can be purchased directly from QuickSite or at software retail outlets throughout the United States.