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Network Solutions Signs Earthlink for Its Alliance Program

Domain registrar Network Solutions Inc. in Herndon, Va. has signed independent Internet provider Earthlink as a member of its Alliance Program.

The program enables Network Solutions and participating companies to provide reciprocal distribution channels. Under the terms of the agreement, Earthlink will provide its customers with a link to Network Solutions' domain name registration and other services. Network Solutions will also provide its customers with a link to Earthlink's Web hosting and dial-up Internet access.

"We've had a very positive relationship with Earthlink in our Premier Domain Registration Services program and we're taking it to the next level," said Doug Wolford, NSI's senior vice president of marketing. "Earthlink offers quality Internet access and affordable Web hosting targeted at the small business market which helps us better serve our small business customers."

Earthlink now offers Network Solutions' InterNIC domain name registration and will soon be offering RegistrationPlus, Network Solutions' real-time Web-based registration service. Earthlink will also market Network Solutions' idNames country code top-level domain registration services.

Network Solutions will provide a link to Earthlink Sprint's Internet access services and Starter Site Web hosting program geared to the small and medium- business market.