Register.com Named WebAward Sponsor by The Web Marketing Association

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Global domain name registration and Web business services provider, Register.com, has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward Competition.

Global domain name registration and Web business services provider, Register.com, has been named a 2006 sponsor of the Web Marketing Association’s 10th annual WebAward Competition. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals who create and maintain outstanding corporate Web sites. The 2006 WebAward Call for Entries will begin soon at http://www.webawards2006.org.

"Register.com is a leader in providing services and domain names to Web professionals and small businesses. We are excited that we will be working with them to promote the WebAward Competition this year," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. "The WebAward.org domain has been with Register.com since the WMA was founded in 1997. Register.com has a stellar reputation for seeking out and providing the best services to business owners and Web professionals and we are delighted to work with them."

"In addition to fostering the online interests of small business owners and assisting them with their Web needs, helping to support the online marketing community is an important part of Register.com's philosophy," said Monica Hodges, general manager of Retail at Register.com. "We recognize the value of participating in a program such as the WebAwards and believe that the expert feedback participants receive is invaluable. Moreover, winning an award provides businesses with a valuable marketing tool and demonstrates to company management that their online investments are on the right track. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Web Marketing Association and the WebAward program."

More than 2,300 sites from 33 countries were adjudicated in 93 industry categories during last year's competition. Entries are judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. The competition is judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

The 2006 WebAward Competition current sponsors include BURST! Media (http://www.burstmedia.com), SimpleFeed (http://www.simplefeed.com), Register.com (http://www.register.com), NewsUSA (http://www.newsusa.com), AdTools Inc(http://www.adtoolsinc.com., Small Army (http://www.smallarmy.net), Perseus Development Corp (http://www.perseus.com) and PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com). Media Sponsors include Website Services Magazine (http://www.websiteservices.com), AdRants (http://www.adrants), MarketingVox (http://www.marketingvox.com), MediaPost (http://www.mediapost.com), eComXpo (http://www.ecomxpo.com), Ad:Tech (http://www.ad-tech.com) and Macworld (http://www.macworldexpo.com).

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the Web Marketing Association

The 10th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information, visit http://www.webawards2006.org.

About Register.com

Register.com, Inc. is a leading provider of global domain name registration and Internet services for businesses and consumers that wish to have a unique address and branded identity on the Internet. With approximately three million domain names under management, Register.com has built a brand based on high-quality domain name management services for small and medium sized businesses, large corporations, as well as ISPs, telcos and other online businesses. Register.com’s call center was certified in 2005 by J.D. Power and Associates for providing “an outstanding customer experience.” The company was founded in 1994 and is based in New York. To experience the Register.com difference in customer service, call toll-free 1-888-REGISTER or visit the company online at http://www.register.com.

For more information contact:

Greenough Communications

Stefan Spazek, 617-275-6547

Web Marketing Association, Inc.

William Rice, 860-558-5423

Register.com

Craig Cooperman, 212-798-9133

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