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January 14, remains independent: Goal, to be the largest US registry next to Verisign.

.CC and .TV swallowed up by Giant Verisign

On January 7th, 2002, VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced it will take over control of the .tv Web domain by buying .tv Corp. International for $45 million cash. This comes at the heals of VeriSign's purchase of .cc in mid December 2001.

WebSite.WS, the global solution for Internet addresses with the .WS (WebSite) top-level domain announced today their continued commitment to remain independent and to become the largest US registry next to VeriSign. WebSite.WS continues to show a strong retail marketing presence, as well as developing a vast registrar and reseller network, working with market leaders such as GoDaddy Software,, Inc and eNom.


Founded in 1999, is the global solution to registering Internet addresses with the .WS top-level domain for personal businesses and personal lives. The company is committed to offering an easy and affordable solution to registering useful and memorable Internet addresses. Registrants of .WS domains include individuals, small businesses and major corporations throughout the world in over 180 countries and include such notable companies as Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO), Intel (Nasdaq:INTC) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). is part of Global Domains International, Inc., a privately held corporation.

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