Webnames.ca Announces Agreement with VeriSign to Offer Real Time .CA Domain Registrations

Vancouver, BC, Dec 14, 2001 / CNW / - Webnames.ca, a leading provider of domain name registration and Internet Services today announced an agreement with VeriSign, Inc. to use Webnames.ca to register all .CA domain names for the VeriSign Registrar's customers. Under the agreement, customers visiting the VeriSign Registrar's domain name storefront would be able to link directly to the Webnames.ca site at www2.webnames.ca to register .CA domain names.

The .CA is the Canadian country code extension and is available to applicants that meet certain Canadian presence requirements specified by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

"Webnames.ca is looking forward to extending the .CA brand through the reach provided through VeriSign's Web storefront," said Stephen Smith, President of Webnames.ca. "Our agreement with VeriSign provides further evidence of our superior systems and support which have made Webnames.ca the leading registrar for .CA."

The .CA domain extension is becoming increasingly prevalent as a brand-building component for enabling e-commerce in Canada.

About Webnames.ca Inc.

Webnames.ca Inc. (www.webnames.ca), a CIRA accredited registrar, is Canada's leading website for .CA sales. Webnames.ca is also ICANN and NeuStar accredited, offering other domain name extensions (such as .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us) as well as web hosting, domain forwarding, e-mail forwarding, IP pointing, advanced DNS services and other internet related services. Webnames.ca has been voted Canada's Top Registrar by .CA Registrants because we offer customized solutions, and dedicated personal service, which are both backed by truly superior systems for registering and managing Internet domain names. At Webnames.ca, we are very proud to have the creator and original administrator of the .CA registry as one of our founding partners. John Demco's knowledge, experience, and commitment have enabled us to offer our customers access to systems that are unconventionally robust! Webnames.ca is 100% Canadian owned.

For further information:

Steve Smith
President and CEO
Tel: 1.866.221.7878
E-mail: steves@webnames.ca

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