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Snap and CNET Launch Email.Com

Email.Com Offers Users the Hottest Free Email Address on the Web, Powered by iName

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention: email users. Are you tired of changing accounts or trying to remember an email address because you have a new job or switched ISPs? Are you fed up with not being able to access your mail from any computer? Do you want a personal or professional email address you can keep for a lifetime? If the answer is yes, then Snap and CNET have a service for you.

Beginning today, Snap, the Internet portal service from NBC and CNET (Nasdaq: CNWK - news), and CNET: the Computer Network, are offering users the opportunity to register for the best email address on the Web: Users can sign-up for the free service by clicking on the free email link located on Snap's front door and found within the navigation bar on all of CNET's services, including, and

In partnership with iName, a leading provider of email technology and solutions, will be an easy-to-use, Web-based service that is available on every computer with a Web browser. is a product of a strategic partnership between Snap and iName to jointly develop a comprehensive, co-branded, HTML email service that utilizes iName's innovative features and functionality. features include:

    * A Memorable Address -- Users select an easy to remember email address:
    * A Permanent Address -- Users obtain a lifelong email address they can
      keep even if they switch jobs, educational institutions or ISPs.
    * A Private Address -- Users maintain a private email account independent
      of work or school.
    * Universal Accessibility -- Users gain portable email and can access
      their messages anytime, anywhere in the world, from any computer
      connected to the Internet.
    * Flexibility -- Users retrieve email via the Web, directly from the front
      door of Snap or when notified of an incoming message. Users can
      optionally forward their email to another email account at any time.
    * Individuality -- Users receive an email address that reflects their own
      identity, not that of an email provider.

``Consumers now have a convenient, comprehensive Web-based messaging service they can use for life,'' stated Halsey Minor, CEO of Snap and CNET. ``The simple, easy to remember domain name, coupled with universal access and flexibility, make the most desirable Web-based email service available. We're pleased to offer users this essential and distinguishing feature at Snap and CNET.''

``The coveted domain name merits association with one of the fastest-growing Internet portal services and the leading technology content provider on the Web,'' said Lon Otremba, COO of iName. ``We look forward to continuing to develop new and exciting Web-based features for this premium service, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.''

About iName

iName Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of email services to Internet users worldwide. iName offers its services to users through relationships with over forty-five renowned Internet companies and is also available through its own website at iName offers free, private email accounts, lifetime email forwarding, and Web browser-based email access. With over 300 quality domain names to choose from, iName is the only email service to offer personalized email addresses. In addition, iName has a strict, anti-spam policy. iName, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a privately held and funded corporation.

About Snap

Snap, the free Internet portal service from NBC and CNET (Nasdaq: CNWK - news), offers the most powerful way to organize and find anything on the Internet. The service is logically arranged to give users the quickest route to the best of what they are looking for on the Web, providing efficient, high-quality search results and directory listings and the most often-used content.

At the heart of the Snap service is a directory of Web sites, built by a team of editors and reviewers to ensure its quality, freshness and usefulness. Users may either search the directory by using keywords, or browse through the directory's 16 topics: Arts & Humanities, Business & Money, Computing & Internet, Entertainment, Education, Health, Kids & Family, Living, Local, News & Media, Oddities, People & Society, Science & Technology, Shopping, Sports and Travel. Snap also features content from over 75 leading Web publishers. For Internet searching, Snap offers users highly efficient and effective searching capability online, by tightly integrating a high-quality topical Internet directory with an advanced search engine. Snap is available to all Web users at and is also distributed by more than 40 leading Internet Service Providers, PC manufacturers and third-party marketers.

About CNET

CNET, Inc. is at the leading edge of media companies, producing a branded Internet network and television programming for both targeted and general audiences. Online and on television, CNET is the leading authority on computers, the Internet and digital technologies. CNET's network of sites is consistently ranked as the Internet's #1 content network in terms of both audience size and revenue, serving millions of users each day. CNET television programming airs on USA Network, The Sci-Fi Channel and in national syndication, reaching an estimated weekly audience of over eight million viewers. CNET's programming also airs in 30 foreign countries, reaching millions of viewers worldwide. CNET, in partnership with NBC, is also the publisher of Snap, a search and navigation service for all Internet users.


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