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Web Developers Get Domain Alternative

In an attempt to simplify domain name complexity, The Portal Network has developed a free alternative to traditional domain name registration.

The Portal Network is designed to be a bridge between a Web page and its potential audience. The site is divided into five portals--American, Country, National, United and Youth. Once Web developers choose which portal they want their site in, they are asked to pick a portal ID which acts just like a domain name. The portal ID will redirect visitors to the site regardless of where it's hosted.

"Our service simply redirects users to your Web site from one of ours. You can even change where users are sent to--anytime you want, using our Web-based control panel," said Josua Rosenfeld, Portal Network president.

In addition, the company will design custom, multimedia ads for businesses advertising on the network.

"We get to work closely with the advertisers because we can produce their ads," Rosenfeld said. "Our concept will enable us to experiment with whole new forms of advertising that are both effective and entertaining."