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April 29, 2009
Dotster helps individuals create their personal online brand using the .ME domain name

Vancouver, WA - April 14, 2009 - Dotster Inc., a leading provider of Internet business services, is today announcing big savings on one of the most powerful personal branding tools on the web, a .ME domain name. For a limited time only, interested people can purchase a .ME for only $19.99 per year, or enter Dotster's "Why .Me" Twitter contest for a chance to win a free .ME domain.

Since they became publicly available in July 2008, .ME domain names have provided hundreds of thousands of individuals a way to establish a tailored place on the web to share ideas and showcase expertise. "At Dotster, we've seen explosive growth in the sale of .ME domain names," said Clint Page, CEO of Dotster. "The question for new top-level domains is always, 'Will people use them?' Given our latest results, the answer is undeniably yes."

One of the first steps in a personal branding program is to create content that differentiates oneself from all the other people on the Internet. Profile pages on social networks can serve as initial platforms, but they are very crowded, and it's hard to stand out. By developing a website that creatively uses .ME, individuals can establish a memorable address for their unique content.

"Branding is not just for large companies," said Page. "For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, their competitive advantage is the expertise provided by their people, and it is up to each of these individuals to constantly demonstrate value. At Dotster, we believe the .ME domain names are a place where everyone can create a website that is about them and what they have to offer."

Beginning today, Dotster is also launching the "Why .ME" Twitter contest where everyone is invited to share why they want a free .ME domain name for a chance to win one. To enter, become a Follower of the official Dotster.com Twitter account, watch for Dotster's Tweet announcing the contest and then reply with your unique reason and the hashtag #whyme. Each day of the contest, Dotster will select three entrants to receive a free .ME domain name. Also, every entry will be entered into a grand prize drawing for one year of free web hosting. For more information and to see the Official Rules, visit www.dotster.com/whyme.

About Dotster, Inc.
Dotster is a leading full-service provider of essential resources for businesses to get online and grow online. It has helped more than one million businesses and individuals establish their web presence, build their websites, and drive revenue. 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 web hosting and custom website design; generate traffic with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), website promotion and social media platforms; and reduce IT costs with Virtual Private Server hosting.

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