DOTSTER.COM KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT CONTEST
Online videos and social voting will determine winners
Vancouver, Wash. — September 14, 2010 — Dotster Inc., a leading Internet business services provider, today launches a video contest inviting businesses to showcase their company for a chance to win cash prizes, public relations promotion, gift cards, domain names, and web hosting. The contest starts September 14, 2010, and businesses must enter by October 12, 2010, to participate.
"The video contest gives businesses an opportunity to share their success and demonstrate how their online presence has helped fuel their business," said Clint Page, CEO and President of Dotster. "The web is full of inspirational stories from small businesses that started with an idea and then had the gumption to execute on it. As a one-stop website solution provider to over one million customers, Dotster is looking forward to recognizing the individual small businesses that collectively are driving America's economic growth."
The contest is part of Dotster's nationwide small business campaign which includes a TV commercial showcasing Sweetpea Bicycles, a boutique bicycle shop in Portland, Oregon, specializing in handcrafted bikes for women. Contest entrants will also be considered to appear in future Dotster advertising.
To participate in the contest, businesses will upload a video to YouTube® that highlights how their web presence helped grow their business. Social voting by "liking" a favorite video on YouTube will determine the ten finalists. Dotster CEO Page encourages contestants to aid their chances of winning by leveraging their social networks to vote for them. He adds however that, "A compelling entrepreneurial success story is always popular."
To enter the contest and learn more, visit www.dotster.com/contest.
About Dotster, Inc.
Dotster, Inc., an ICANN-accredited global top 10 domain registrar since 2000, makes it simple for small businesses and individuals to create and grow an effective web presence. Helping more than one million people make an impact on the web, Dotster offers a complete suite of services including do-it-yourself website tools, domain registration, web hosting, business email, custom website design, and online marketing.
For more information, please visit www.dotster.com or call (360)449-5900.
David Andrews, 360-449-5972, dAndrews@dotster.com