Interland to Offer Microsoft as Preferred Platform for Delivering Hosted Services: Companies to Collaborate on Joint Marketing Efforts Targeting Small- and Medium-sized Businesses
ATLANTA, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Interland (Nasdaq:INLD), soon to be Web.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), today announced that Microsoft will be its preferred platform for delivering hosted services, and that the two companies will collaborate to market Microsoft solutions through Interland hosting services.
"Small- and medium-sized businesses are increasingly turning to hosted solutions to solve their business needs," said Pascal Martin, general manager, Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is committed to helping hosting providers such as Interland meet that demand by providing enterprise-class hosted solutions that are easily deployed and managed, and provide the opportunity for increased revenue per user."
The partnership includes a co-marketing arrangement through which Microsoft and Interland will partner to offer services to customers through major channel partners. The strategic marketing agreement will create a mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies as business development, marketing and sales opportunities are explored both within Microsoft and with its industry partners.
"We are excited to forge a partnership with Microsoft," stated Jeff Stibel, President and CEO, Interland. "Microsoft's hosted products and services on the Windows platform provide customers with operational benefits that enable them to easily produce cost effective websites. It is no surprise that Windows customers are some of the most loyal in the industry."
Interland (Nasdaq:INLD), soon to be Web.com, Inc. on March 20, 2006 (Nasdaq:WWWW), is the leading destination for people seeking a simple way to create a powerful web presence, including finding their website name, designing and hosting their website, and promoting and managing its success. The company offers a wide selection of web services including do-it-yourself and professional website design, website hosting, ecommerce, web marketing and email built on its patented technologies. Since 1995, the company has helped countless individuals and small businesses leverage the power of the Internet. In fact, more than 4 million websites have been built using the company's tools and services. For more information on the company, please visit www.web.com or www.interland.com or call at 1-800-WEB-HOST.
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