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September 19, 2001WS (WebSite) Domains Strikes Landmark Deal

GDI receives $2,250,860 for the rights to 311 "premium" .WS domain names.

Last week WebSite.WS, the global solution for Internet addresses with the .WS (WebSite) top-level domain, closed a deal with a large publicly traded company, one of the biggest players in the .com arena, and received payment in full of $2,250,860 for the rights to a select group of "premium" .WS domain names. The 311 domain names will be resold to the highest bidders and ultimately developed into substantial .WS web sites, giving .WS even more publicity down the road.

John Burke, Chief Financial Officer, stated on Friday: "This transaction is a major endorsement for the .WS brand. This is fantastic news for .WS and all GDI partners, and is just a small sample of the great things in store for the months and years ahead."


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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