Changing competition landscape of Hosting Service Providers in Asia Pacific

00:00:00 - 13 May 2004

WebNIC.cc Introduced Hosting Automation and Server Management Solutions

Kuala Lumpur, May 13, 2004 - Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNIC.cc (WEBCC), today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with SWsoft Inc., to market, promote and distribute SWsoft products and solutions to its channel resellers and customers across Asia Pacific. SWsoft is the world-leading provider in hosting automation and server management software for Hosting Service Providers (HSP), Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Application Service Providers (ASP). WEBCC, a leading regional ICANN Accredited Registrar, with over 500 active channel resellers worldwide, is appointed as the distributor and certified support service provider for SWsoft solutions including Plesk, Virtuozzo, HSPcomplete and PEM, in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan). WEBCC is also responsible for professional pre-sales support, after-sales support, training and other related service to the software.

“SWsoft's product compliment well with our business focus as we strive to be a leader in the Internet infrastructure industry in the Asia Pacific region. WEBCC’s ability to respond quickly and cost-effectively to the needs of our channel resellers is the reason why we are the leading registrar and solution provider for top HSPs, ISPs and ASPs in the region,” said Tan Tuan Khai, President of WEBCC. “Automating server management and hosting tasks while keeping costs low is fundamental challenge in every Web hosting business. SWsoft suite of software includes comprehensive control panel capabilities in Plesk, streamlined hosting automation service in HSPcomplete, server virtualization in Virtuozzo and high-end distributed computing in PEM. With this software, the providers are able to provide better service to their existing customers and strengthen continuous product innovation, while expanding their presence at the global stage.”

“Dominant providers in Asia Pacific are always looking forward for ways to strengthen its service offerings while reducing support costs and advancing business performance,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. “WEBCC is one of the fastest growing registrars, and probably operating the largest b2b e-commerce channel network among providers in Asia. Leveraging on WebNIC.cc branding, strong reputation and customer relationship, we are confident that our partnership will accelerate adoption of our complete server management, hosting automation and server virtualization technology in this market.”

About WEBCC: (www.webnic.cc)

Web Commerce Communications Limited (formerly known as DotCC Limited), a subsidiary of MOL.com Berhad (KLSE:MOL) is a leading provider of domain name registrations, business intelligence solution, antivirus software and other related Internet services. Founded in June 2000, WEBCC started as exclusive marketing agent and registrar of .cc TLD in Asian countries. Since then, WEBCC has expanded to include generic TLDs (.com/.net/.org/.biz/.info) registration, transfer and renewal services.

About SWsoft (www.sw-soft.com)

SWsoft Inc. (SWsoft) is the global leader in hosting automation and server management software with over 3,000 major hosting provider customers in over 100 countries, including 8 of the top 10 U.S. providers and 3 of the top 5 European providers. The hosting companies provide these solutions include Affinity, Catalog.com, CI Host, Datapipe, DellHost, Interland, Rackshack, Rackspace, Server4you and 1 & 1 Internet. SWsoft headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with sales and marketing offices in San Francisco, Singapore and Bremen, Germany, Research and Development offices in Russia.

SWsoft provides end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers (HSP - internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers) and enterprise. SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive solutions that can help data centers automate management, accelerate operations and provide excellent return on investment.

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