adns.jpg (2888 bytes) ADNS Alternative Root Name Server Usage Jumps over 54% to 530,000 Hits in its March; New Top-Level Domains Gain Greater Visibility; ADNS Celebrates with Free Registration in ENGLAND.EARTH on April 5th

CHICAGO, April 3, 2000 /BusinessWire/

AGN Domain Name Service, Inc. (ADNS  - ) today announced that its root nameserver, ASLAN, received  530,643  hits in March, a jump of  54% over February. Additionally, the number of individuals using ASLAN jumped by over 288% in one month.

John Palmer,  president and CEO of ADNS says that he has received overwhelming support in response to ADNS's educational advertising campaign which began on March 1. "So many people have contacted me and thanked me for bringing this important issue to their attention. Most people do not know about the bigger world available to them".

ADNS owns the three top-level domains "EARTH", "USA" and "Z" and provides internet sites with the ability to register a domain under these top-level domains. ADNS has been providing internet related services since 1993.

Each month, ADNS will offer free registration, web hosting service and domain service for those registering a domain in a specific part of the EARTH, USA or Z hierarchy, provided that they promise to develop public content under that domain name. This month, anyone who registers a domain which ends in ENGLAND.EARTH on April 5th between 6am and 7am Eastern Time will receive free registration, DNS and web hosting services for one year.

ADNS is part of the Open Root Server Consortium (ORSC - ), a group of individuals and organizations who are all interested in an open, fair and technically sound global Domain Name System for the internet. ADNS is providing ASLAN free of charge for the use of the internet community.

ADNS  also operates the  internet portal site called http://The.EARTH. This site is accessible to any computer that is pointing to the new DNS servers.

SOURCE: AGN Domain Name Service, Inc.

CONTACT: John Palmer, /  312-849-2753