VeriSign Selects Internap for High Performance Internet Connectivity

Internap Provides Service for the Largest Internet Domain Name Registry

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Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internap Network Services

    SEATTLE, April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Internap Network Services (Nasdaq:   INAP), the leading intelligent routing
 services company, announced that VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), selected
 Internap to provide high performance Internet connectivity.  VeriSign is the
 leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to Web sites, enterprises,
 electronic commerce service providers, and individuals.  VeriSign's domain
 name, digital certificate, and payment services provide the critical Web
 identity, authentication, and transaction infrastructure that online
 businesses need to conduct secure e-commerce and communications.  VeriSign
 also is the leading provider of Internet Domain Name System services.  The
 Global Registry Services division maintains the definitive directory for .com,
 .net and .org top-level domains and is responsible for the infrastructure that
 propagates this information throughout the Internet.
     VeriSign Global Registry Services selected Internap based on the company's
 ability to intelligently route information directly across the major Internet
 backbones in a manner that avoids congested public and private peering points,
 thereby reducing latency and providing for faster domain name resolution.
 Internap provides service to VeriSign in multiple points including in
 Internap's Internet Connectivity Centers in Atlanta and Seattle.  Both
 facilities offer premium collocation services in a carrier-class facility and
 provide environmental controls, fully redundant power, and security.
     "Internap not only offers the leading intelligent routing service, but
 they also provide a multi-homed non-peering environment that is ideal for
 VeriSign's business needs," said Bruce Chovnick, Senior Vice President and
 General Manager of VeriSign Global Registry Services.  "Internap has the
 ability to directly connect our customers through the shortest,
 least-congested path on all the major Internet backbones with their Overlay
 Network's intelligent routing platform.  It's essential to have fast,
 dependable connectivity for our global registry service that resides on the
 Generic Top Level Domain servers."
     "Internap is pleased to be serving VeriSign, the largest Web address
 registry in the world," said Tony Naughtin, President and CEO of Internap.
 "We think that Internap's Overlay Network provides the ideal platform for
 businesses like VeriSign that desire fast and reliable access to each of the
 major Internet backbones and to have their traffic routed in an optimal
 fashion."
     Internap's Overlay Network monitors the traffic situation over all the
 major Internet backbones and routes mission-critical data faster and more
 reliably than conventional Internet technology.
 
     About Internap
     Founded in 1996 in Seattle, Internap provides Internet connectivity that
 is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service.  Internap's
 patented route management technology provides direct data transmission across
 the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
 network to one of Internap's Service Points.  Internap's customers bypass
 congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency and other
 difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity.  Internap
 services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the
 United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York,
 San Jose and Seattle.  Major companies and networks served by Internap include
 The Nasdaq, Datek Online, Colgate Palmolive, Earthlink, Travelocity and many
 others.  Internap(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered trademarks of Internap.  All
 other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  For
 more information, visit www.Internap.com.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future
 events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internap
 with the SEC, specifically its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any
 later periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including, among other things, Internap's history of operating
 losses and expected future losses, Internap's limited operating history,
 fluctuations in Internap's quarterly operating results, Internet
 infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
 of new Service Points, integration of acquired businesses and rapid
 technological and market change.  All forward-looking statements are based on
 information available to Internap on the date hereof, and Internap assumes no
 obligation to update such statements.
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services
 to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals.  The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications.  VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
 

SOURCE Internap Network Services
    SEATTLE, April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Internap Network Services (Nasdaq:   INAP), the leading intelligent routing
 services company, announced that VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), selected
 Internap to provide high performance Internet connectivity.  VeriSign is the
 leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to Web sites, enterprises,
 electronic commerce service providers, and individuals.  VeriSign's domain
 name, digital certificate, and payment services provide the critical Web
 identity, authentication, and transaction infrastructure that online
 businesses need to conduct secure e-commerce and communications.  VeriSign
 also is the leading provider of Internet Domain Name System services.  The
 Global Registry Services division maintains the definitive directory for .com,
 .net and .org top-level domains and is responsible for the infrastructure that
 propagates this information throughout the Internet.
     VeriSign Global Registry Services selected Internap based on the company's
 ability to intelligently route information directly across the major Internet
 backbones in a manner that avoids congested public and private peering points,
 thereby reducing latency and providing for faster domain name resolution.
 Internap provides service to VeriSign in multiple points including in
 Internap's Internet Connectivity Centers in Atlanta and Seattle.  Both
 facilities offer premium collocation services in a carrier-class facility and
 provide environmental controls, fully redundant power, and security.
     "Internap not only offers the leading intelligent routing service, but
 they also provide a multi-homed non-peering environment that is ideal for
 VeriSign's business needs," said Bruce Chovnick, Senior Vice President and
 General Manager of VeriSign Global Registry Services.  "Internap has the
 ability to directly connect our customers through the shortest,
 least-congested path on all the major Internet backbones with their Overlay
 Network's intelligent routing platform.  It's essential to have fast,
 dependable connectivity for our global registry service that resides on the
 Generic Top Level Domain servers."
     "Internap is pleased to be serving VeriSign, the largest Web address
 registry in the world," said Tony Naughtin, President and CEO of Internap.
 "We think that Internap's Overlay Network provides the ideal platform for
 businesses like VeriSign that desire fast and reliable access to each of the
 major Internet backbones and to have their traffic routed in an optimal
 fashion."
     Internap's Overlay Network monitors the traffic situation over all the
 major Internet backbones and routes mission-critical data faster and more
 reliably than conventional Internet technology.
 
     About Internap
     Founded in 1996 in Seattle, Internap provides Internet connectivity that
 is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service.  Internap's
 patented route management technology provides direct data transmission across
 the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
 network to one of Internap's Service Points.  Internap's customers bypass
 congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency and other
 difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity.  Internap
 services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the
 United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York,
 San Jose and Seattle.  Major companies and networks served by Internap include
 The Nasdaq, Datek Online, Colgate Palmolive, Earthlink, Travelocity and many
 others.  Internap(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered trademarks of Internap.  All
 other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  For
 more information, visit www.Internap.com.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future
 events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internap
 with the SEC, specifically its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any
 later periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including, among other things, Internap's history of operating
 losses and expected future losses, Internap's limited operating history,
 fluctuations in Internap's quarterly operating results, Internet
 infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
 of new Service Points, integration of acquired businesses and rapid
 technological and market change.  All forward-looking statements are based on
 information available to Internap on the date hereof, and Internap assumes no
 obligation to update such statements.
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services
 to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals.  The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications.  VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
 SOURCE  Internap Network Services