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DESTRA Says YAHOO! To Exclusive Web Hosting Alliance

  • 03 March, 2004 16:29

<p>SYDNEY – Wednesday 3rd March, 2004 – Destra Corporation Limited (ASX:DES) and Yahoo! Australia &amp; NZ Pty Ltd today announced an exclusive partnership to target the SME market with a new co-branded service utilising Destra’s core OzHosting.com business.</p>
<p>“There is a significant opportunity in the market for the provision of integrated web services for SMEs” said Destra CEO, Domenic Carosa. “In a consolidating market, Yahoo! and Destra have brokered an agreement that solves the problem for SMEs dealing with multiple vendors”.</p>
<p>“Destra and Yahoo! have common objectives in servicing the SME sector.” said Yahoo! Australia and NZ Managing Director, Cliff Rosenberg. “Destra’s specific expertise in web hosting matched with Yahoo!’s SME product range and marketing capability provides a complete service for SME customers wishing to either get online for the first time or to expand their existing web capabilities.”</p>
<p>Marketed under a new co-branded mark, the initiative will see both companies strengthen their position in the SME marketplace. Products tailored for the Australian market will become available at ‘smallbusiness.yahoo.com.au’ and ‘ozhosting.com’.</p>
<p>Yahoo! and Destra will continue to work together to explore other opportunities that could be marketed through the Yahoo! SME portal, including those in South East Asia.</p>
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<p>For further Destra media information contact: Richard Jabara 0418 319 067</p>
<p>About Destra Corporation
Destra Corporation Limited is a leading Internet and e-commerce enterprise focused on consumer entertainment and Internet business solutions. Destra's strategy is to focus on high growth Internet Hosting and Digital Media markets, and the development of proprietary intellectual property.</p>
<p>It’s SME and corporate enterprise offerings include OzHosting.com, OzHosting.com Advanced, TPP Internet and creditcheck.com.au. Destra Entertainment offerings include DestraMusic.com, Music Point and MP3.com.au.</p>
<p>About OzHosting.com
OzHosting.com (www.ozhosting.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Destra Corporation Limited. It is Australia’s second largest virtual web hosting company providing virtual and advanced hosting solutions to the world. It’s clients range from small businesses to blue chip companies located in Australia and overseas. It has a number of exclusive features that give OzHosting.com a distinct market advantage.</p>
<p>About Yahoo! Australia &amp; NZ
Yahoo! Australia &amp; NZ (www.yahoo.com.au) is one of the most recognised Internet brands in the region. www.yahoo.com.au is part of the global network of Yahoo! sites. Yahoo! provides comprehensive online products and services to over four million Australian and New Zealand consumers and businesses each month.</p>

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