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Rightside Introduces Top Level Domains for Social Responsibility and Education

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rightside (Nasdaq:NAME), a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced the launch of .GIVES and .DEGREE. These new Top Level Domain (TLD) names offer a way for charitable and educational organizations to improve their visibility and to attract donors and students.

For the more than one million charitable organizations in the United States, .GIVES provides a platform to affirm their commitment to their communities and causes. Seventy percent of Americans and the majority of large corporations give to charity each year, contributing more than $229 billion in total donations. With a .GIVES domain name, a not-for-profit organization can align its online identity with its mission while developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors. For-profit entities can use the .GIVES domain to call out a website or subset of web pages dedicated to their corporate giving and community involvement programs.

The .DEGREE domain creates a medium of communication for faculty, students, and parents seeking information from online and traditional universities. From online recruitment and marketing, to faculty profiles and student engagement forums, .DEGREE offers a centralized resource for educational opportunity and future success. With the dramatic rise in online education offerings from both state and private colleges and universities, .DEGREE creates a suitable online home for distance-learning programs, with memorable URL options such as onlinemba.degree.

In an expanding world of domain availability, .DEGREE and .GIVES join a growing portfolio of web extensions that align with professional and personal interests. This transition is especially important for universities, as institutions of higher learning rely more heavily than ever on the Internet to showcase their campus life and academic offerings to potential students and their families.

Philanthropic and academic organizations can use a .GIVES or .DEGREE domain to improve visibility with new and existing audiences at every point of contact — through online and offline ads, web and search traffic, signage, emails, and printed marketing collateral.

Through Rightside's retail registrar Name.com and its network of partner registrars and resellers, getting a new web or email address ending in .GIVES or .DEGREE is a simple process, one that connects organizations and individuals with accessible, memorable web identities no longer limited by the scarcity of options on legacy domains.

About Rightside

Rightside™ inspires and delivers new possibilities for consumers and businesses to define and present themselves online. The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering one of the industry's most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names. In addition to being a new gTLD registry operator, Rightside is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom, Name.com, and NameJet (in partnership with Web.com). Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. For more information please visit www.rightside.co.

CONTACT: Media contact - Creation: Kate Loomis | (206) 576-5508 | press@rightside.coSource:Rightside Group