Order Now International +1 561-912-2555

Partner Program

Websites.com Launches Best New Small Business Site Award, the First in a Series of Awards for Website Design

Denver, CO – July 6, 2009Websites.com, the premier online resource for SMBs worldwide, today announced the first in a series of new contests sponsored by Verio. With a total prize value of $13,000, the Best New Small Business Site Award – Summer 2009 will recognize small business customers throughout the United States for outstanding website design, performance and achievement. Official Rules of the contest are available at http://www.websites.com/?q=taxonomy/term/41. Websites.com anticipates that this will be the first in a series of contests over the next several months – the Websites that Work for Small Business series.

As part of the process, the contest will match website owners with partners from the Websites.com “Find an Expert Directory”. The owners will then work with these experts to build a new website for participation and eligibility in the contest.

“This is a great way to recognize the Albert Einsteins of website design in the small business sphere,” said Laurel Delaney, President and Founder, GlobeTrade.com (a Global TradeSource, Ltd. company). “We look forward to hearing from the “Best of the Best” small businesses from across the US with their brilliant ideas on how to leverage technology to drive business results.”

Websites.com is an online destination devoted to providing resources and sharing best practices for website planning, building, hosting and marketing specifically designed for the small business community. All in an effort to help small businesses become more successful online, Websites.com provides educational and informational content, offers peer to peer networking and collaboration and also gives SMBs the opportunity to contribute content to a network of small businesses around the world.

Throughout 2009 -2010, Websites.com may expand the Websites that Work for Small Business contest series into additional markets.

“We are committed to helping small and medium businesses achieve online success and this contest is just the beginning,” said Kazutaka Kobayashi, Director, Global Strategy and Marketing for Verio. “It is our goal that this and any future contests will highlight businesses that are successful at using their expertise in hosting, online collaboration tools, email applications and other technology areas.”

About Websites.com
Websites.com is a leading community site that offers information and technical expertise for small-to-medium business owners who want to create a successful online presence.

About Verio Inc. (www.verio.com)
Verio is the leading provider in delivering innovative online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Verio's solutions provide Cloud, web hosting, managed services, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global Tier-1 IP Network. Through this network, Verio provides partners and customers with access to business solutions in more than 120 datacenters worldwide. For more information, join us on Twitter @Verio, Facebook Verio or www.verio.com.

Nothing in this press release is intended to alter the Best New Small Business Site Award – Summer 2009 Official Rules. Please consult the Official Rules, available at http://www.websites.com/?q=taxonomy/term/41 for full participation and eligibility details.

Verio and the Verio logo are registered trademarks and/or service marks of Verio Inc. in the United States and other countries.

About Verio

Verio is a leading global provider of web hosting and cloud services. As a part of NTT, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, we offer the stability businesses need in a long-term technology partner.

Domain Name Registration Verio offers Domain Name Registration. Every domain purchased through Verio includes a FREE 3-page website. Our Web Hosting Plans include FREE design and marketing tools and a FREE domain name to help you start your business online.

VPS Hosting For businesses looking to control costs, but that require higher security and performance, Verio VPS Hosting is ideal. You can rely on it for your high-traffic ecommerce sites, content management systems like WordPress and Joomla, or multisite hosting.

Dedicated Hosting When uptime is critical, Verio Dedicated Hosting provides you with private managed servers that let you focus on your business, test environment or website, while Verio handles the hardware.

Verio, viaVerio, and Verio's product names and their related logos are trademarks, service marks, and/or registered marks of Verio Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.