Web.com Signs Agreement With Encore to Forge National Retail Program
ATLANTA, June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Web.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), the leading destination for websites and web services, announced that it has signed an agreement with Encore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:NAVR) and a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM market, to sell its website creation software in leading retailers throughout the country including Office Depot, CompUSA and Amazon.com.
"Web.com offers customers simple and powerful website software utilizing proprietary and patented technologies that allows them to easily design, create and post their website online in a matter of minutes," stated Jeff Stibel, President and CEO, Web.com. "By leveraging Encore's impressive retail relationships, Web.com now has a strong presence among some of the top retailers in the world. These outlets attract a very healthy mix of small business owners and consumers -- our core customers."
Web.com's Site Builder & Hosting Suite enables customers to easily register a domain name, build a website, and have it professionally hosted for a full year. After the year of free service, customers will be billed a standard recurring monthly fee to maintain their website, hosting and domain name registration. In addition, Web.com has partnered with Google to offer a $75 credit towards Google AdWords included in every box to help consumers market their website. The product will be available in these retailers at the beginning of July with a suggested retail price of $99.99. Web.com will provide the website creation software including the web hosting and domain registration and Encore will provide the distribution, packaging and promotion through their retail partners.
Mike Bell, CEO of Encore commented, "We are very excited to partner with Web.com to bring a truly complete website solution to retail for the first time. The unique nature of this product -- bundling a website builder, domain name registration, web hosting, and Google search marketing at a sub $100 price point -- makes it a very compelling customer offer."
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:NAVR), and a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM market. As a result of strategic relationships, the company publishes a complete range of productivity, utility, education and game titles. Publishing brands include Spyware Doctor(tm), Hoyle(r), Marine Aquarium, Family Tree Maker(r), 3D Home Architect(r) and Advantage; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop(r), PrintMaster(r), Reader Rabbit(r), Mavis Beacon(r), Creating Keepsakes(r) and ClickArt(r).
Navarre is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products. For more information on Navarre Corporation, visit www.navarre.com.
Web.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), formerly Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq:INLD), is the leading destination for the simplest, yet most powerful solutions for websites and web services. Web.com offers do-it-yourself and professional website design, website hosting, ecommerce, web marketing and email. Since 1995, Web.com has been helping individuals and small businesses leverage the power of the Internet to build a web presence. More than 4 million websites have been built or hosted using Web.com's proprietary tools, services and patented technology. For more information on the company, please visit www.web.com or call at 1-800-WEB-HOST.