Reorganizes From Independent Domain Name Marketplace to Registrar Network Model

Vancouver, BC - January 24, 2002

DomainPeople, Inc. a leading domain name registrar, announced today details of its strategic partnership with Sympatico-Lycos Inc. to provide domain name registration services to the Internet portal through DomainPeople, Inc.’s reseller platform.

The domain name registration services allow Sympatico-Lycos' more than 8 million unique monthly visitors to register web addresses in popular domain extensions, including dot-com, dot-info, dot-biz, dot-net, dot-org, and dot-ca. 

"The registration system is completely branded for Sympatico-Lycos, including an order form, payment processing system and post-registration e-mail support," said Karim Jiwani, General Manager of DomainPeople. 

The registration system has been incorporated into most of the Internet portal's sites, including,,, and its group of city sites such as and 

"We're pleased to partner with NetNation to offer yet another way to enrich the online experience of our users," said Nicolas Gaudreau, Vice-President, "Offering domain registration will help our users not only experience the Web, but become a dynamic part of it." 

Worldwide domain registrations for the most popular domain names - dot-com, dot-net and dot-org - currently number about 30 million. With the recent launch of the new global domain names, dot-info and dot-biz, and the pending launch of other new domains like dot-name and dot-pro, consumers now have more options for domain registration. About Sympatico-Lycos, Inc. 

Sympatico-Lycos (, the leading Canadian Web communications company, provides Canadians with the most comprehensive Internet experience, combining world-class Internet technology and applications including search, community, personalization and a wealth of Canadian content. Its flagship properties include;;;;;;;;;; and, owned in partnership with Torstar Corp. Sympatico-Lycos Inc., with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, is part of Bell Globemedia Interactive, which is a sister division to CTV and The Globe and Mail within the Bell Globemedia family. Sympatico-Lycos is owned by Bell Globemedia (71%) and Lycos Inc. (29%). 

About DomainPeople, Inc.

DomainPeople ( is one of the oldest ICANN-accredited domain name registrars offering all the major domain extensions — .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .pro, .us, .ca, .co – and many others since 1999. DomainPeople also delivers reliable and secure hosting and email solutions to customers and resellers in more than 130 countries, and has registered more than a million domain names worldwide.

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