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 June 6, 2000 - PRNEWSWIRE Teams With EdgeMail Technologies for Internet Hosting, Data Storage and Network Management

Genealogy Site Chooses EdgeMail for Backend Infrastructure
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. and SPRINGVILLE, Utah, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- EdgeMail Technologies, a leading Web-based software company and global e-business infrastructure provider, today announced that it is providing data center hosting, network management, Web-based e-mail and data storage for, the most dynamic Internet destination for people interested in tracing their genealogy and family community features. debuted June 1 as a beta launch, and its patent-pending technology will revolutionize genealogy research by offering a single place for real-time collaboration and storage of genealogical data.

"We are thrilled to have as a customer," said Michael Galloway, president and CEO of EdgeMail Technologies. "Their unique and complex needs presented a challenge we were eager to take on. EdgeMail's infrastructure will allow the site and its features to grow as the number of users grow."

Genealogy has grown significantly through the uniting power of the Internet, where it is currently the most popular online hobby. Approximately 20 million Americans are actively researching their roots and an estimated 100 million have at least dabbled in genealogy. includes the first worldwide collaborative genealogical database with the capacity to house everyone who has ever lived on the planet-making it the largest lineage-linked database in the world. It will also be the first genealogy site that offers real-time collaboration, allowing people anywhere in the world to contribute their research simultaneously.

EdgeMail initially will provide with 1 terabyte of storage, which will grow larger as the number of users grows. The site expects 250,000 unique visitors in its first two months and several million within the first year. visitors will also have access to EdgeMail's Web-based e-mail free of charge.

Through EdgeMail's product offerings and service capability, built its site in a unique way. A virtual private network (VPN) was set up between and EdgeMail's servers, allowing's software programmers to write code for the site directly onto EdgeMail servers. reaped huge cost savings by not having to locate programmers at EdgeMail's facility or move and reconfigure programs after developing code in their own offices.

"Because of our unique system requirements, including establishing a VPN to build the site, we were very choosy about our back-end service provider," said Alan Eaton, president and founder of "EdgeMail went above and beyond the call of duty. We found no one else in the marketplace who could provide an integrated solution of hosting, storage and network management combined with the unique service we were looking for."

EdgeMail also provides the infrastructure supporting the more than 10 million users of Catholic Online. Catholic Online and have established a co-branding arrangement under which will include a link from its Web site to , the future Catholic Online site for genealogy research.

The full launch of will be in July.

About is a leading genealogy technology company headed by Alan Eaton, who has an extensive technology background. Eaton spent five years at Novell and has additional project lead experience for both Helius, a leading developer of satellite technology and LavaStorm, where he was technical lead of

Other executives come from a wide variety of technology, business and Internet backgrounds including Arthur Andersen, Novell, NXTV and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell.'s partners include: LavaStorm, Infogenix, EdgeMail, Catholic Online, and is based in Springville, Utah.

About EdgeMail Technologies
EdgeMail Technologies ( ) is the world's first fully integrated, Web-based software company. Through a combination of software solutions, Internet data center hosting and network management services, data storage and consulting services, EdgeMail allows businesses and organizations to communicate and conduct business through the Internet. EdgeMail's WebBASIS� model for Internet infrastructure provisioning allows customers to select from a comprehensive, fully integrated solutions suite. Founded in 1996, EdgeMail is a privately held company headquartered in Bakersfield, Calif.

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