adns.jpg (2888 bytes) Visibility of new Top-Level domains EARTH, USA and Z Continues to Rise, increases by 197% in April; Free Registration in NEWJERSEY.USA on May 5th

CHICAGO, May 1, 2000 /BusinessWire/

AGN Domain Name Service, Inc. (ADNS  - ) today announced that its root nameserver, ASLAN, received  716,897  hits in April, a jump of  35% over March and  the number of individuals using ASLAN jumped by over 197% in one month, continuing the phenomenal growth experienced since February 1.

John Palmer,  president and CEO of ADNS attributes this growth to the success of the ADNS advertising campaign entitled "Define Yourself or Be Defined". "People never gave a thought to why there couldn't be more top level domains now. Our educational campaign is opening eyes all over the world."

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 NEWJERSEY.USA on May 5th between 10am and 11 am 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