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Websites.com Announced The Best New Small Business Site Award

Denver, CO (PRESS RELEASE – October 6, 2009) – Websites.com, the premier online resource for SMBs worldwide, today announced the winner of the Best New Small Business Site Award – Summer 2009.

The first place prize of $10,000 was awarded to Hegle Tile, one of the most experienced and sought-after tile contractors in San Diego County, California, for their website www.hegletile.com.

The second place prize of $3000 was awarded to Parkers Estate, a world-class winery in Sonoma County, California, for their website www.parkersestate.com.

The Best New Small Business Site Award recognized small business owners throughout the United States for outstanding website design, performance and achievement.

“We feel honored to have received this award and thank Websites.com for the opportunity,” said Rod Hegle, Owner of Hegle Tile. “Establishing a strong online presence is a fundamental part of any small business and we believe our new site will better meet the needs of our customers while at the same time, serve as an important tool in further growing our business.”

Websites.com is an online destination devoted to providing resources and sharing best practices for website planning, building, hosting and marketing specifically designed for the small business community. All in an effort to help small businesses become more successful online, Websites.com provides educational and informational content, offers peer to peer networking and collaboration and also gives SMBs the opportunity to contribute content to a network of small businesses around the world.

“We would like to congratulate our winners Hegel Tile and Parkers Estate as both of these sites demonstrated innovation, strong creative design and an overall ability to utilize their online presence to grow their business,” said Kazutaka Kobayashi, Director, Global Strategy and Marketing for Verio. “We would also like to thank all of those small business owners that participated in the contest and helped to make it such a huge success.”

About Websites.com

Websites.com is a leading community site that offers information and technical expertise for small-to-medium business owners who want to create a successful online presence.

About Verio Inc. (www.verio.com)

Verio is the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Distributed through its global network of OEM and viaVerio channel partners, Verio’s solutions provide web hosting, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, one of the largest companies in the world and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global IP Network providing customers and partners with access to business solutions in more than 200 countries. In January 2009, Verio was named “Best Web Hosting Company 2008” by HostReview.com. For more information, visit www.verio.com.

Nothing in this press release is intended to alter the Best New Small Business Site Award – Summer 2009 Official Rules. Please consult the Official Rules, available here, for full participation and eligibility details.

Verio and the Verio logo are registered trademarks and/or service marks of Verio Inc. in the United States and other countries.