NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The online division of Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today launched two new web sites as part of the Dot Kids Act, established in 2002 to ensure safe spaces on the Internet for children under 13. http://www.nick.kids.us for kids and http://www.nickjr.kids.us for parents and preschoolers have been created by the network as extensions of http://www.nick.com and http://www.nickjr.com, respectively, as additional safe places for kids and preschoolers to play on the Internet. "At Nickelodeon we're committed to putting kids first, and we want to be everywhere kids are, especially on the Internet," said Mike Skagerlind, senior vice president and general manager, Nickelodeon Online. "We are delighted to be able to extend Nickelodeon's engaging Internet entertainment philosophy to the new dot kids domain in a way that continues to observe and respect kids' safety and privacy." Available on Nick.Kids.Us are: * SpongeBob's Jellyfish Shuffleboard: Fans of the hit shows can play undersea shuffleboard with SpongeBob SquarePants and surfer-squirrel Sandy Cheeks. * SpongeBob SquarePants B.C. Bowling: Based on a SpongeBob prehistoric special episode, kids can play rock-n-roll bowling with SpongeBob as a cave sponge. * The Fairly OddParents Big Superhero Wish Game: Fans of the special episode of The Fairly OddParents' Big Superhero Wish can zap super- villains and rid Timmy Turner's town of evil. * My Life as a Teenage Robot Techno Tennis: In this hi-tech tennis game, stars of the hit show Jenny and Brad play against each other. On NickJr.Kids.Us: * Dora's Super Silly Costume Maker: Preschoolers can help Latina heroine Dora and her cousin Diego dress up for a Super Silly Fiesta. * Max & Ruby Toy Bowling Game: Kids get a hand-eye-coordination workout when Nick Jr. bunny, Max, makes a bowling alley in his living room. * Dora's Star Catching Game: Preschoolers become star-catchers while matching colors with Dora. * Blue's Matching Game: To help Blue of hit show Blue's Clues find all the matching cards, kids will need to concentrate. * Oswald's Big Diner Specials Game: Preschoolers can lend a hand at the Big Diner while they improve matching skills. * Little Bill's Captain Brainstorm's Adventure: 3-2-1-Blast Off! This outer-space adventure featuring Little Bill enhances problem-solving skills. * Blue's Clues online storybook: What's in the Box?: Blue and her friends use their imaginations in this online storybook. * Max & Ruby online storybook: Where's Max?: Join in a game of hide-n-seek with Max and his big sister. * Dora the Explorer online storybook: Little Star's Wish: Kids can read along as Dora and her best friend Boots find a best friend for Little Star. Nickelodeon Online worked closely with NeuStar, Inc., the company responsible for developing, implementing and operating the kids.us Internet address. Since December 4, 2002 when President George W. Bush signed into law the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act and created a kids.us domain to serve as a "safe haven" for children using the Internet, NeuStar has been the Operator of the .us Registry and is responsible for managing the content of http://www.kids.us. NeuStar ensures a safe and age appropriate online experience for children. With NeuStar, Nickelodeon Online has developed and introduced exciting content that meets the requirements of the dot-Kids Act of 2002. Kids.us is the child-friendly Internet space for children under 13 to play, learn and surf on the Web. The kids.us Internet address is open to all consumers, businesses, educators, government agencies and organizations in the United States or with a U.S. presence to register Internet addresses and establish websites. Visit http://www.kids.us for more information and updates on the world's first child-friendly Internet space and where a directory of all Kids.us sites is available. About NeuStar, Inc. Based in Sterling, VA, NeuStar is a neutral third party provider of mission-critical services to telecommunications, cable companies and Internet service providers around the world. NeuStar enables the interoperability and convergence of service provider networks. NeuStar operates the authoritative registry of all North American telephone numbers and administers the database, relied upon by all North American carriers to route telephone calls daily. NeuStar also operates the dot-US registry "America's Internet Address(R)". NeuLevel(R), NeuStar's subsidiary, operates the .BIZ registry, the world's first top-level domain dedicated exclusively to business. Over 4000 telecommunications and service providers currently rely upon NeuStar's services. Neustar is responsible for developing, implementing and operating the kids.us Internet address. Visit NeuStar online at either http://www.neustar.us or http://www.neustar.biz and kids.us at http://www.kids.us About Nickelodeon Online Nickelodeon Online connects kids to each other and to Nickelodeon through its web sites, Nick.com and NickJr.com. Launched in June 1997, Nick.com is a leading kids' television destination site with millions of loyal visitors each month. Nick.com offers kids an engaging assortment of information, games, activities and more. NickJr.com, launched in March 1998, is the only site, which offers content to both parents and preschoolers. The number-one site for preschoolers and a leading site for parents, NickJr.com uses bold graphics, animation and interactivity to bring the "play to learn" spirit of Nick Jr. to the web. About Nickelodeon Nickelodeon, which is celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary this year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in 88 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than eight consecutive years. 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