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iName Changes Name to

New Brand and Services Plus Top Tier Partners Cement's Leadership In Burgeoning Internet Messaging Category

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- iName, Inc., a leading provider of email technology and communications solutions, today announced its name change to, Inc., the Internet Messaging Company, effective immediately. The change was made to reflect the relationship between the company name and its suite of products and services, and at the same time develop the company's brand as a recognizable industry and consumer entity.

As, the company will continue to develop, market and support a full range of Internet messaging solutions for Web-based communications. will leverage iName's three years of industry expertise, rapid user growth and extensive partnership network to provide users with the best in Internet messaging, including a host of new features, enhanced services, and a new streamlined interface, to be introduced shortly.

"The new name reflects our ambitious move to define and lead the email services category by providing our users and partners with leading-edge services that showcase our scale, technology and industry expertise," said Gerry Gorman, Chairman and CEO of "We believe is positioned to capture a significant share of the emerging multi-billion dollar email market."

The name change comes at a time of rapid growth. With more than 5 million active users and a network of over 50 top-tier Web and ISP partners, is poised for continued leadership in Internet messaging. During the past 2 years, the company has assembled a premier network of partners including CNN, CNN/SI, NBC, CBS Sportsline, Paramount, CNET, Snap, and GTE, among others.

"The success of reflects the incredible power and growth that the Internet messaging industry has experienced over the past few years," said Lon Otremba, COO of "It also underscores the rapidly growing need for Internet messaging among leading Webpartners, ISPs as well as corporations and universities. is clearly setting the standard for scalable applications for Web-based communications."

About offers the best in Internet messaging solutions to a growing roster of more than 50 leading Internet, media and ISP partners. Formerly known as iName, provides free, private email accounts, lifetime email forwarding, and Web browser-based email access to a growing user base of more than 5 million active accounts. offers users a selection of more than 300 quality domain names to use as email addresses, in addition to the most advanced communication services on the Internet., Inc. is a privately held and funded corporation. Major investors include Sycamore Ventures, J & W Seligman & Co., and Primus Venture Partners. is headquartered in New York's Silicon Alley at 11 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10004; phone: 212-425-4200.


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