CNET Inc. Tuesday became the latest Internet player to
jump in the free e-mail game, turning up the heat on what is an already
First announced in May as a three-year alliance between e-mail provider iName and CNET, the
service appears as a link on Snap’s front page and also on the navigation
bar across all CNET sites.
Additional iName clients include CNN, CNNSI, and SportsLine USA.
“Consumers now have a convenient, comprehensive Web-based messaging service
they can use for life,” said Halsey Minor, CNET’s chief executive officer.
“The simple, easy to remember domain name, coupled
with universal access and flexibility, make Email.com the most desirable
Web-based e-mail service available. We’re pleased to offer users this
essential and distinguishing feature at Snap and CNET.”
“The coveted Email.com domain name merits association with one of the
fastest-growing Internet portal services and the
leading technology content provider on the Web,” said Lon Otremba, COO of
iName. “We look forward to continuing to
develop new and exciting Web-based features for this premium service, while
maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.”