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DOTSTER'S NEW AND IMPROVED HOSTING APPLICATION VAULT MAKES INSTALLING OVER 30 POPULAR OPEN SOURCE APPLICATIONS EASY

July 23, 2008

Dotster Hosting Customers Can Quickly Install the Latest Blogging, E-Commerce, Content Management, Photo Sharing, and Project Management Applications

Vancouver, Wash. — Dotster, Inc., a leading provider of essential services for businesses on the Internet, announces the launch of its new and improved hosting
Application Vault that enables customers to easily install and upgrade the best in open source Web building applications. By simply purchasing a Dotster Web site hosting plan, Dotster business and personal users alike can quickly install over 30 of the Web's most popular open source applications from their hosting control panel with just a few clicks. Besides managing the installation, the Application Vault also manages latest version updates and automatic security patches.

Clint Page, CEO of Dotster, states, "Dotster's new and improved Application Vault helps our customers easily install popular applications for both their business and personal sites. Many customers don't realize that they can install and leverage these programs with little effort and have the ability to blog, conduct e-commerce, build intranets and more from their own Web sites."

Start a new business or create your personal site using these powerful open source tools:

  • Blogging - Create a blog site using the world's most popular blogging tools - WordPress or b2evolution.

  • ECommerce - Use OSCommerce or ZenCart to create an advanced e-commerce Web site with an online shopping cart and back-end management.

  • Content Management - Create and edit your site in a professional grade Web site building tool like Joomla or Drupal.

  • Photo Sharing - Use the Gallery application to create and manage a slick photo gallery for your personal or community site.

  • Project Management - Organize projects and manage tasks efficiently with DotProject.

Dotster's Application Vault is available at no extra cost with all Dotster hosting plans. For more information on Dotster's Application Vault, please visit www.dotster.com.

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 Web sites and drive revenue. With millions of domain names under management, Dotster is one of the world's largest ICANN-accredited domain registration and Web hosting companies. Dotster is also the trusted provider of 100% reliable domain name services for US federal and state governments. 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 intuitive 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 small and medium sized businesses. Dotster offers its customers a complete set of services including the ability to get online with a domain name and e-mail address; build a major Web presence with hosting and a custom Web site; and generate traffic with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and local site promotion. The recent launch of Dotster ConnectSM has provided the first all in one social networking solution for businesses of all sizes. For more information, please visit www.dotster.com or call (360) 449-5900.