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"STAKE YOUR .TEL CLAIM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE," DOTSTER WARNS

January 29, 2009
Dotster urges customers to pre-register for
the .TEL domain name Landrush


Vancouver, WA - Jan. 29, 2009 - With only five days left until the .TEL Landrush opens to the public at 7 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 3, Dotster Inc., a leading provider of Internet business services, is strongly encouraging people to pre-register to lay claim to their one, easy-to-manage address for life.

.TEL is a new top level domain (TLD), supported by leading service provider, Telnic, that will drive communications and contact information to all devices on the Internet. By pre-registering with Dotster to apply for the first-come, first serve .TEL domains, individuals are taking a step to protect their online identity, while small business have the opportunity to take advantage of money-making opportunities. As one of the newest online information services, and one that is useful to a broad range of people and businesses, .TEL domain names are expected to go fast.

.TEL Offers New Way to Create an Online Presence
The upcoming .TEL release opens a new opportunity for global corporations, small business owners and even individuals to establish or augment their online brand or personal presence. Individuals and businesses can store contact information, including email, phone numbers, social network user names, website addresses, and instant messenger information, making them easily accessible over mobile devices. Unlike other TLD domains such as .com or .net, .TEL does not require website design or ongoing hosting services.

".TEL represents the next generation of the phone book," said Clint Page, CEO of Dotster. "As businesses and individuals expand their online involvement, a .TEL domain will be an invaluable tool to stay connected or reconnect with friends, customers or other contacts."

.TEL Offers Monetization Possibilities for Users
Shrewd businesses and individuals cannot afford to not take advantage of the "click to purchase" and other monetization opportunities that .TEL presents, especially campaigns targeted at mobile cellular devices. The investment possibilities include mobile voting services, search engine optimization (SEO) and a consolidated online information directory.

"The initial release of the .com TLD in the early '90s provided significant investment opportunities for forward thinking individuals," said Page. "The .TEL release brings with it many of these golden opportunities. However, interested people need to act now by pre-registering, or risk losing out. We are doing our best to inform everyone about the .TEL release so our customers won't miss out on this opportunity."

About Dotster, Inc.
Dotster is a leading full-service provider of essential resources for businesses to get online and grow online. It has helped approximately 1 million businesses and individuals establish their web presence, build their websites, and drive revenue. With millions of domain names under management, Dotster is a recognized leader in the domain registration, web hosting, and Internet business service industries. Dotster's mission is to provide the widest range of innovative and easy-to-use Internet solutions and back them with the unprecedented, personalized support that has earned the company superior customer loyalty rates.

Dotster's expansive lineup of online offerings allows customers to quickly get on the Internet and get started with maximum visibility. Dotster's specialized team of Internet experts understands the online marketplace and the needs of businesses of all sizes. Dotster offers its customers a complete set of services including the ability to get online with a domain name and email address; build a major web presence with hosting and a custom website; and generate traffic with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and website promotion. The recent launch of Dotster ConnectSM has provided the first all-in-one social media platform for businesses of all sizes.

For more information, please visit www.dotster.com or call (360) 449-5900.

Media contacts: Rian Merrill, Edelman Media Relations, (503) 471-6845, rian.merrill@edelman.com