JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, has selected VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN) to provide back-end registry services for the .WEB domain name extension. Web.com submitted an application to be the exclusive registry of .WEB which is currently being considered by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
.WEB is expected to be one of the most desirable new generic top level domains (gTLDs) currently under review. If the application is approved, Web.com would become the exclusive registry for the .WEB extension, and Verisign would provide back-end registry services and manage the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure on Web.com's behalf.
As the owner of two of the world's top ten domain registrars—Network Solutions and Register.com—and with the registry experience of Verisign as a back-end registry services provider, Web.com believes it can provide a superior experience for prospective .WEB customers. Furthermore, since it is the sole owner of the Web.com trademark as issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Web.com considers itself the natural platform to market the new .WEB top level domain and is committed to doing so on an aggressive basis in order to accelerate .WEB's progress as a new and valuable TLD.
For more information or to pre-register for the .WEB domain extension visit register.web.com or click here.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) is a leading provider of online marketing for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Web.com meets the needs of SMBs anywhere along their lifecycle by offering a full range of online services and support, including domain name registration services, website design, logo design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and local sales leads, email marketing, general contractor leads, franchise and homeowner association websites, shopping cart software, eCommerce website design and call center services. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.web.com.
Note to Editors: Web.com is a registered trademark of Web.com Group, Inc.
CONTACT: Susan Datz Edelman Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW) Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications (904) 680-6909 firstname.lastname@example.org