By David McGuire, Newsbytes
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A.,
24 Aug 2000, 2:54 PM CST
Seeking to expand their service offerings, a pair of competing
Internet registrars this week announced plans to offer matching toll-free
telephone numbers to customers who buy dot-com Internet addresses.
Register.com today announced a deal with TeleDomains.com that will
allow the domain name seller's customers to sign up for matching toll-free
telephone numbers when they buy ".com" and other Internet addressees
Register.com hopes to paint itself as a one-stop-shop for fledgling
businesses looking to build name recognition and online identity,
Register.com spokesperson Shonna Keeogan said today.
The Register.com announcement comes just two days after domain name
registration giant Network Solutions Inc. – Register.com's largest
competitor – announced a deal with Response Marketing Group to provide
toll-free numbers to Network Solutions' domain name customers.
Keeogan said that the timing of the two announcements was coincidental.
Teledomains.com, the company that Register.com has contracted to provide
the toll-free telephone services, specializes in taking company names and
assigning matching toll-free telephone numbers, Teledomains.com
President Bernard Sonnenschein said today.
For $95, plus the cost of registering a domain name with the company,
Register.com customers will be able to avail themselves of
Teledomains.com's services, Sonnenschein said today.
For that flat fee, Teledomains.com staffers will work to match an
"800" number with the domain name registered by the Register.com
Teledomains.com maintains access to the master directory of toll-free
numbers and will often try "thousands" of combinations in an attempt to
match a business name to a phone number, Sonnenschein said today.
Response Marketing Group - the company chosen by Network Solutions
for its toll-free telephone service offering - bills itself as the
leading toll-free number provider.
In May, Network Solutions began offering a similar service that allowed
customers to immediately register their toll-free numbers as domain
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