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Contact: Dan Addiss (Synapse/ReadyConnect) (631) 205-5800

RENEW DOMAIN NAMES FOR AS LITTLE AS $19.99 PER YEAR

YAPHANK, NY, February 26, 2001. SYNAPSE/READYCONNECT released the following statement from their corporate headquarters:

Since the breakup of Internic's monopoly on registering domain names, companies other than Network Solutions are able to register and renew Domain Names. By partnering with the second largest domain name registrar on the Internet, ReadyConnect is now able to offer discounts up to 50% on Domain Name Renewals. This allows us to pass on significant savings to all of our customers, effective immediately.

READYCONNECT RENEWAL RATES
1 Year Renewal - $ 24.95 - Save over $  15.00 or 37%
3 Year Renewal - $ 69.95 - Save over $  50.00 or 42%
5 Year Renewal - $109.95 - Save over $ 90.00 or 45%
7 Year Renewal - $149.95 - Save over $130.00 or 46%
10 Year Renewal - $199.95 - Save over $200.00 or 50%

Renewing through ReadyConnect is extremely easy, but it does require transferring your Domain Name from Internic to our Domain Registrar. We handle all the paperwork for you. You simply perform a one-step approval process to authorize the domain transfer. The entire procedure will take you less than 2 minutes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) Will transferring the domain name affect the operation of my web site in any way?

Absolutely not. All domain names registered for the entire internet are stored in one master database. Whether your Domain Name is renewed through Internic or through ReadyConnect, your domain name still resides in the master database. The only real difference is how much you pay for it, and how much ReadyConnect can save you.

2) Will my web site be down during the transfer process?

No. At no time will it affect the ability of visitors to view your web site in any way.

3) How does the transfer take place?

ReadyConnect takes care of all of the paperwork for you. Approximately 24-48 hours after we submit your transfer/renewal, you will receive an email asking you to confirm that you want to transfer the domain name. The email will have a web site address that you must go to. You enter an account number, a pin number, and click the approve button to authorize the transfer. It's that easy and it will take you less than 2 minutes.

4) How long does the process take?

The entire process takes approximately 5 days.

5) Why should I renew through ReadyConnect?

Renewing through us allows much better management of your domain names. It is much easier for us to track renewals, maintain changes, and monitor the status of your domain names through our registrar. By partnering with the second largest domain name registrar on the Internet, we are able to save you money while increasing our efficiency and customer service. ReadyConnect also offers free parking for all domain names registered and renewed through us.

6) If I pay for a 5 or 10 year renewal, how do I know I'm getting what I paid for?

After the transfer and renewal process is complete, you can go to http//www.networksolutions.com and look up your domain name. The screen will show you the exact date when your domain name expires.

7) Am I locked into any long term contracts if I renew through ReadyConnect.

No. Renewing through us does not require any long term commitment to host your web site with us, or create any long-term obligations. If you need to move your web site to another provider at some time in the future, that's no problem, just tell us where you're moving and we'll take care of the rest.

8) I have other names which are not due for renewal yet. Can I renew them now and save?

Yes. Renewing your Domain names now will lock in your savings, and secure your domain name for years to come. For example, if your domain name is not due for renewal until December-2001, we can submit your renewal now. Let's say you wanted a 5-year renewal. after the renewal your domain name would be secure until December-2006

9) Why should I register for a 5 or 10 year renewal?

Security and Savings. Renewing now for 5 or 10 years allows you to lock in savings at the same time you secure your domain name. If your domain name is renewed for 10 years, your company owns it for that period of time. It can't expire. And it can't be taken away from you.

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