FANSonly, iName and Virginia Introduce Personalized E-mail Addresses to Cavalier Fans
June 9, 1998
CARLSBAD, Calif.– The FANSonly Network, iName and University of Virginia now make it possible for sports fans and alumni to claim the ultimate e-mail address that uniquely brands them as an avid team supporter in the online world.
By visiting the Virginia Marketplace located at http://www.virginiasports.com/, Cavalier fans can subscribe to an e-mail address under domain names such as “virginiasports.com”. Many of the other available domain names are equally appropriate for professional sports fans.
The FANSonly Network, located on the World Wide Web at http://www.fansonly.com, is home to more than 30 collegiate Official Athletic Sites and affinity communities including Virginia and the ACC Conference.
iName, a division of GlobeComm Inc., presents a comprehensive suite of e-mail services to Internet users worldwide. iName offers free, personalized lifetime e-mail accounts. The iName e-mail solution includes web browser-based e-mail, forwarding and separate e-mail box storage (POP3 message boxes) and is available to users primarily through relationships with 17 leading Internet and media companies.
Like all FANSonly online commerce initiatives, the FANSonly E-mail program is designed to create new revenue for partner schools’ athletic departments. When fans and alumni subscribe to e-mail addresses under licensed domain names, FANSonly will share a percentage of the subscription fee with the Virginia athletic department, recognizing this revenue stream as a new form of brand licensing made possible by the advance and consumer acceptance of technology.