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...Rajiv Samant Joins Register.com as Chief Operating Officer
Accomplished Executive Brings Substantial Expertise in Technology , Business Operations and Strategy.
NEW YORK-- ( BUSINESS WIRE ) --June 28 , 2001-- Register.com , Inc.
( NASDAQ : RCOM - news ) , a leading provider of global domain registration and Internet services , today added to its management strength with the appointment of Rajiv Samant
to Chief Operating Officer.Mr. Samant
will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and for implementation of operational strategies to grow Register.com's businesses globally.He
will report directly to Register.com President and Chief Executive Officer Richard D. Forman.
on board will allow me to focus externally on various business partnerships and strategy.''.Mr. Samant is a seasoned executive with significant experience in running technology based businesses and has established a strong track record for successfully launching products across diverse markets
.Most recently , he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Walt Disney Internet Group's portal Go.com
.At Go.com , Mr. Samant
orchestrated the re-launch of the entertainment portal as well as the diversification of the company's revenue stream and the reduction of its cost structure through business model changes and consolidation.Previously , Mr. Samant was at IBM , in a number of senior executive positions , including General Manager of IBM's Unix Operating System brand
formulated and launched IBM's Unix operating system strategy , built partnerships with leading OEMs , such as Compaq
, and launched worldwide Unix operating system release to exploit e-business applications.In a prior role , as the Vice President of Independent Software Vendor and OEM programs for IBM's Server Group , Mr. Samant helped revamp IBM's ISV portfolio for the Unix , AS/400 , and the NT server products
.From 1990-1996 , Mr. Samant worked for McKinsey & Company , where he led the firm's electronics practice development in Europe as well as its early efforts on the Internet
.Prior to that , Mr. Samant served as a Product Development Manager in the High Performance Computer Systems Division at the Intel Corporation
.Mr. Samant holds a Masters of Business Administration from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management , in addition to a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison
.He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay , India
About Register.comRegister.com , Inc.
( http : //www.register.com/ ) provides domain name registration and other Internet services for individuals and businesses that wish to have a unique address and a branded identity on the Internet.The first registrar to compete in the domain registration market after its deregulation in 1999 , Register.com
has processed over 3.5 million registrations across over 250 top-level domains.
Through the company's Global Partner Network , Register.com
also provides telcos , ISPs and other online businesses and communities with the ability to offer , brand and manage their own unique version of the Register.com domain registration and Web site creation services.