YesDirect Expands Dominant Domain Leadership Position through Aquisition of 32,000 ".com" Domains from Exclusive Domains, Inc.

01/23/06
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BuyDomains (http://www.buydomains.com), a division of YesDirect, Inc., today announced the acquisition of 32,000 ".com" domain names, increasing the company's industry leading portfolio size to greater than 600,000 high performance domain names.

Private portfolio now exceeds 600,000 domain names

Waltham, MA - January 23, 2006 - BuyDomains (http://www.buydomains.com), a division of YesDirect, Inc., today announced the acquisition of 32,000 ".com" domain names, increasing the company's industry leading portfolio size to greater than 600,000 high performance domain names.

The acquired one and two word domains are concentrated in the lucrative advertising verticals of finance, travel, education, and recruitment. Additionally, the 32,000 domain addition consists exclusively of coveted one and two word ".com" domains.

"Expanding YesDirect's portfolio of domain names meaningfully increases YesDirect's small business and consumer product offerings", said Jeffrey S. Bennett, YesDirect's President and CEO. "We are pleased to combine Exclusive Domains' and YesDirect's portfolios and become the first business in the world to offer our customers more than 600,000 domain names from which to build their online presence." Edward LaHood, ThoughtSpeed LLC Managing Partner and President of Exclusive Domains commented, "Combining domain portfolios with YesDirect creates a small business marketing powerhouse. No other business is able to match the domain breadth of choice now available to the SME marketplace. Furthermore, this domain placement delivers a compelling return to ThoughtSpeed investors."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About YesDirect Inc.
YesDirect (http://www.YesDirect.com) leads the direct navigation market, with primary traffic from more than 20 million unique visitors each month. The company has developed a network of more than 100 vertical portals that deliver targeted results to consumers in categories that include travel, finance, dating, health, shopping, technology and many more.

YesDirect also helps business owners develop their online presence through sales of premium domain names. We also cross sell related business services such as domain registration, business class web hosting, personalized email, DNS, and domain transfer, renewal services and other offerings.

Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, YesDirect continues to leverage its strong financial position, industry experts, focus on customer support, and proprietary technologies to deliver targeted results to consumers and businesses.

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