AOL Europe Teams with Verio for Netscape Online E-C Pact

AOL Europe Tuesday expanded its marketing agreement with Verio, naming the Internet services company its exclusive e-commerce, Web-hosting and domain name registration provider for
Netscape Online
, AOL’s new free service in the U.K.

Under the agreement, Verio will market its services on specific Netscape Online channels through static buttons and banner advertisements. A co-branded [email protected] page will target the UK market.

“Through our previous exclusive marketing agreement, Verio proved to be an outstanding partner for AOL UK,” said Karen Thomson, AOL UK’s managing director. ”

“The UK market represents an integral part of our ongoing effort to build upon our world-leading Web-hosting position,” said Justin Jaschke, chief executive officer of Verio.

“The AOL and CompuServe campaigns launched earlier this year have already provided Verio with an excellent presence in this fast-growing market. Through Netscape Online, we look forward to helping more individuals and businesses build on-line storefronts so they can tap into the global Internet marketplace.”

AOL Europe, a joint partnership between America Online Inc. and German publishing powerhouse Bertelsmann AG, was launched in 1996 and now boasts a subscriber base of 2.7 million households across eight countries.

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