SANTA CLARA, CA - January 14, 2002 - Momentous.ca, owner of the leading Canadian domain registrar and the world's first authorized dot-name registrar, today announced its selection of Mailshell (http://www.mailshell.com) to provide email services for its dot-name registrants.
Mailshell provides "Intelligent Email" services for its registrars, ISPs and email providers, and will create private-labeled email services for Momentous operating subsidiaries Namescout.com and Internic.ca. The service will apply to dot-name addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Terms were not disclosed.
We chose Mailshell for its advanced email functionality and experience providing consumer email services," said Rob Hall, president and CEO of Momentous.ca and subsidiaries Namescout.com and Internic.ca. "We think that Mailshell's innovative set of features will attract significantly more orders than if we offered a standard email service."
In addition to Web-based email accounts with POP and IMAP access, the companies will add a premium email package for users who purchase the john.smith.name domain enabling users to create any five aliases for their domain such as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premium features including encrypted email, message tracking that lets users know exactly what date and time their messages were opened, virus and email bug protection, and increased storage space for emails so that archived messages won't be lost or deleted are also available from Mailshell.
"There is an obvious fit between the dot-name domain and premium personalized email services," said Tonny Yu, president and CEO of Mailshell. "By bundling many premium email features into a turnkey package we're able to help companies like Momentous achieve higher transaction conversion rates and greater revenue per user than other email services."
Momentous companies Namescout.com and Internic.ca have been at the forefront of Internet development since the earliest days. ICANN-accredited Namescout.com, one of the world's top 50 registrars, was recently accredited as the world's first registrar for the brand-new dot-name domain, and has just been provisionally accredited by the Australian Domain Authority (auDA) as one of Australia's first wave of new dot-au registrars. Internic.ca was Canada's first dot-ca accredited registrar and is now Canada's leading dot-ca registrar. The companies serve customers around the globe from offices in North America, Australia and the Caribbean, and are today, they are the world's only registrar group simultaneously accredited by ICANN, CIRA, auDA and the Global Name Registry.
Mailshell is the leading provider of Intelligent Email management services and revenue-generating, private-label premium email packages. The service was recently dubbed "priceless" by Forbes magazine and among "the best ways to organize your email" and "the best ways to stop spam" by The Wall Street Journal. Mailshell was founded in January 1999. The company is, based in Santa Clara, Calif., with an additional office in San Francisco.
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