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04-11-1999, 12:53 PM
internet.com, the E-business and Internet Technology Network, acquires Swynk.com and Refer-it.com (http://www.refer-it.com/wmain.cfm?id=3154) Web sites


WESTPORT, CT--April 8, 1999--internet.com LLC today announced that it acquired Swynk.com (http://www.swynk.com) and Refer-it.com (http://www.refer-it.com). Both sites are now part of the expanding internet.com (http://www.internet.com) Network of Web sites and related Internet media properties. Terms were not disclosed.

Swynk.com is a leading provider of high-end technical information, resources, and tools for Microsoft(TM) (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) software developers and administrators. The site is the leading place on the Web to find comprehensive information on SQL Servers, SMS and other BackOffice products.

Refer-it.com is a leading search engine for revenue-sharing affiliate programs. Refer-it's database includes descriptions and ratings of over 500 affiliate and bounty programs, including those offered by Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN - news), CDNow (Nasdaq: CDNW - news), and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS - news). Additionally, the site provides program managers extensive database tools to monitor click-throughs and update their listings in real-time.

``These sites strengthen our strong positions with three key user groups - system administrators, Web developers and Web marketers,'' said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of internet.com LLC.

In conjunction with the acquisitions, Swynk.com founder Stephen S. Wynkoop and Refer-it.com founder James L. Marciano have joined the staff of internet.com. ``We are fortunate to have Steve and James join our team. We look forward to them contributing to the sites they've created as well as new internet.com initiatives,'' Meckler added.

internet.com LLC, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global, daily news and information resources for the Internet community. internet.com LLC also publishes the ISDEX, a 100% Internet stock index featuring 50 leading companies.