Verio Launches Global Domain Name Registration Services

Seeking to get a leg up in what has become a critical segment of the
Internet sector, Web hosting giant Verio
Inc.
Wednesday launched enhanced global domain name registration
services.


Combined with its leading Web hosting, e-commerce and Internet access
solutions, Verio’s (VRIO)
new service is designed for clients to work with a single
service provider for all of their e-business needs. Also, Internet users can
now register domains up to 63 characters in length.


Designed to expedite the registration process, Verio’s self-serve domain
name registration services enable customers to register domains, update
domain name information, point domains to any location on the Internet, view
the status of their domain names, make payments online and renew
registrations for multiple years via a Web browser.


Customers also have the ability to transfer their registration service to
Verio from other registrars, and may choose to extend their
registration service at that time. Verio said it currently hosts more than 525,000
registered domains.


Verio is offering its new domain name registration services through a
partnership with Internet Names WorldWide, a division of Melbourne IT, an
official registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers
(ICANN). Customers may now register .com, .netand .org top-level
domains (TLDs) up to 63 characters in length and, as a part of the expanded
features
expected to launch in 2000, country-code TLDs including .uk (United
Kingdom), .de (Germany), .fr (France), .es (Spain), .jp (Japan), .au
(Australia) and other country-level domains.

Under the new service, a singular relationship is established whereby Verio
manages the domain name registration and other e-business needs of the
customer, providing a single point of contact for service requests, billing
and other Internet services needs. These new services are available
immediately via the Web site and Verio’s telesales channel, and will
eventually become available through its indirect distribution channels.

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