Domain Strategies Launches Slideshow.com - From Parked Domain to Thriving Business in 45 Days

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Domain Strategies and Gil Benatar (domain owner) partnered to develop a parked domain into a full functioning site that is poised to grow in the secured presentation and image display market. Domain owners looking for a way to derive the full value of a domain name have turned to domain development companies like Domain Strategies to realize the dream.

We combined technology from Identity.net for single sign-on, iPaper for publishing from Scribd.com, open source image management, as well as proprietary content in order to create Slideshow.com.

Slideshow.com, LLC and Domain Strategies, Inc. announced today the launch of a new internet business - Slideshow.Com - created to be the foundation for a growing business offering a secure platform for posting, sharing and publishing presentations and pictures online.

Gil Benatar, aka "Mr. Slideshow", contributed the domain name Slideshow.com to the Slideshow.com, LLC joint venture owned by both Gil and Domain Strategies in June 2008. "I was interested in building a great business on the Slideshow.com domain and the approach by Rob Monster and Scott Fasser of Domain Strategies was the perfect fit for my situation." Explained Mr. Benatar, "The fact that we were able to research, plan, build and launch a relatively complex site within a couple of months was very impressive."

Domain Strategies is spearheading a partnership model with owners of premium domains to combine the strong branded domain name and industry know-how, with the site development, capital and business relationship expertise of Domain Strategies. Scott Fasser described the process this way, "We combined technology from Identity.net for single sign-on, iPaper for publishing from Scribd.com, open source image management, as well as proprietary content in order to create Slideshow.com."

The funding for Slideshow.com has come from Seattle-based Monster Venture Partners, led by Rob Monster, the company's Managing Director.

"Gil has been an ideal business partner for this venture, not only because of his contribution of the premier domain name in the space, but also for his 20 years of knowledge and expertise in the development of presentations and communication tools. The initial site is a foundation for growth into the premier online utility for posting and sharing presentations in a secure environment using the Identity.net user management framework." explained Rob Monster.

About Slideshow.com, LLC
Slideshow.com, LLC was formed in 2008 to create the premier online utility for posting and sharing presentations.

About Domain Strategies, Inc
Domain Strategies is a pioneering leader in the field of internet domain development. The company partners with domain owners, visionary entrepreneurs and smart capital to unlock hidden value in high quality internet domain names. Using a proprietary three step process for domain assessment and development, Domain Strategies unlocks intrinsic domain value by assisting domain owners to build a value added business on top of their domain name foundation.

About Monster Venture Partners, LLC
Monster Venture Partners is a new breed of early-stage venture capital firm based in Seattle. Our investment philosophy is to engage in a genuine hands-on partnership with founders to jointly create value for all stakeholders. For larger opportunities, we co-invest with leading investors from around the world, selecting from a universe of like-minded investors who are able to add strategic value. We are focused on three primary verticals: (1) marketing technology, (2) consumer healthcare, and (3) global consumer internet.

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