Register.com Launches FirstStepSite, an Easy-to-Use,
On-line Site Creator Available Free with Domain Registration
FirstStepSite provides domain registration customers with a 3-page,
customizable, graphics-enhanced site they can build themselves in minutes
New York, NY - February 22, 2000 - Register.com, Inc. (www.register.com)
today announced the launch of FirstStepSite, a new free tool allowing
register.com domain registration customers to create and post their own
customized Web sites. With FirstStepSite, register.com customers can
purchase a domain name such as www.mybrand.com for $35 a year and
immediately create a Web site at that domain through the easy-to-use,
template-driven WebSiteNOW!? online Web site creation software developed by
Inabox Inc. Sites for new customers can be viewed on the Internet
immediately and are posted at the customer's domain name within 24-hours of
"In the past, web site creation was the domain of the technologically
savvy, such as web designers and HTML coders," said Richard Forman,
President and CEO of register.com. "With FirstStepSite, even complete
neophytes can put up a site on the Internet - including photos, graphics
and customized text - in a matter of minutes. And because it's free with
the purchase of a domain name, our customers can register a personalized
domain name, such as www.my-identity.com, and then immediately put up a
site at that domain by following a few simple steps."
Once a domain name has been registered through register.com, FirstStepSite
enables an individual user to author and publish Web pages via
WebSiteNOW!?'s collection of easy-to-use templates and other on-line
editing tools. Templates are customized to provide graphics for general
interest and business sites, seasonal and holiday sites, and special
occasions or announcements such as weddings, births, anniversaries or
"Inabox is delighted to be a part of Register.com's efforts to continue to
add value to domain names through easy-to-use tools such as WebSiteNOW!?",
said Rafael Collado, Chairman and CEO of Inabox. "Thanks to FirstStepSite,
consumers and businesses can immediately put their domain name to use."
Existing register.com customers whose names reside on register.com's domain
name servers (DNS) can also create a FirstStepSite at no charge by logging
on to Manage My Domain? on the register.com Web site.
FirstStepSites can be created for domain names across all 29 automatic
domain extensions, including .co.uk., .org.nz and .md.
About Inabox Inc.
Inabox is a privately held software development firm, located in New York,
that focuses on web Commbuilding, developing and integrating community
communications tools (e.g. chat, buddy lists, threaded messaging, etc.),
and providing turn-key online public and private communities, and community
hosting services for ISPs, businesses and communities of interest. Among
its clients are telephone companies, educational institutions, web hosting
companies and Internet Service Providers. Inabox is the developer of
WebSiteNOW!?, a leading, fully customizable online website creation
software (www.websitenow.com). Additional information about Inabox is
available through Inabox's Web site at www.inabox.com.
Register.com, Inc. (www.register.com) provides domain name registration and
other Internet services for individuals and businesses that wish to have a
unique address and a branded identity on the Internet. The company's
strategic partners include Staples, Concentric, ZDNet, NetObjects,
Cybersource and First Data Corporation. Register.com was the first regi
strar to go "live" as part of the US government's effort to deregulate the
domain name registration market. In addition, the company was selected as
one of the first five "test bed" registrars accredited by ICANN, the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Register.com was ranked among the top 100 Web sites by PC magazine in April
1999 and July 1999, and was also listed as one of Fortune Magazine's 25
Products to Watch in June 1999. The company was founded in 1994 and is
based in New York City.