CHICAGO ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Nov.
21, 2003 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ What do you get the pet that has everything? How about its own
domain on the Internet? Web-services leader Hostway Corp. has announced the
launch of DomainsForYourPet.com, a new online service to register a Web site
address for your dog, cat or any other non-human companion.
The U.S. pet population numbers 353 million companion animals, including 141
million cats and dogs (about 65 million dogs and 75 million cats), with an
estimated 62 percent of all U.S. households owning at least one pet, and three
quarters of those households owning two or more pets. Within households
reporting annual incomes greater than $60,000, 25 percent own dogs and 23
percent own cats.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe know how passionate people are about their pets, so we think itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a
doggoned good idea to have a customized Web site for showcasing your pet to
friends and family. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s said that every dog has its day. Now every dog can
have its own domain,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said John Lee, director of marketing for Hostway.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is another example of the trend we see in which everyone eventually will
have a personal Web site to use as the basic platform for communication. Getting
to that point requires an easy, low-cost way of registering an Internet domain
name. WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re pleased to provide that part of the solution, as well as a variety
of value-packed Web-hosting plans.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
For $6.95 pet owners or their friends can use DomainsForYourPet.com to establish
full ownership of a Web site name for Spot or Tabby, set up a free ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œunder
constructionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page, and have access to an online control panel for managing
And why stop with the domain name? Another $12.95 will gain access to
HostwayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s InstantSite service that enables proud pet owners to build a
customized Web site, providing a place for sharing pictures, training-graduation
announcements, milestone moments, whimsical Weblogs or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œblogs,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and more.