• 2008-11-27

GMO Hosting & Security Seeking Sales and Design Partners for Web Design Service with Installment Plan

Tokyo - November 27, 2008 - GMO Internet Group company, GMO Hosting & Security has entered into a business partnership with Communication Telecom to offer a web site design service that allows the customers to pay for services in installments. Beginning December 12, GMO Hosting & Security will be seeking commission based sales partners and web design companies to participate.

Background to the Introduction of Akinai Honpo
As the Internet grows SMEs face greater demand to establish their own web sites. However, even at the low end web site design costs can run into several hundreds of thousands of yen, a significant burden for many small-scale companies. As a result web design companies are frequently forced to accept orders at massively discounted prices and produce lower quality web sites. The outcome is generally not satisfactory to either party. This is why GMO Hosting & Security, in partnership with Communication Telecom, plans to provide a web site design service with an installment payment plan for SMEs.

Akinai Honpo
Akinai Honpo is a web site design service featuring an installment payment plan. GMO Hosting & Security in a partnership with Communication Telecom will offer Akinal Honpo through partner web design companies.
Using Akinai Honpo SMEs will be able to pay for web site design in installments, while the web site design company will receive the full amount in one payment relieving the burden on both sides.

Akinai Honpo System
The Akinai Honpo system will be executed through web design partner companies. GMO Hosting & Security acts as a credit agency merchant. Customers will be able to pay in installments after signing a business credit contract with a specified credit agency.
At the same time web design companies will be able to receive full payment from the credit agency in one installment after becoming a GMO Hosting & Security partner.

Seeking Akinai Honpo Partners
GMO Hosting & Security is now seeking commission based sale partners and web design companies for the launch of Akinai Honpo. Partners must be based in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama or Chiba. Applications open December 12. Please inquire to the address below for details.

GMO Hosting & Security Inc.
Shared Hosting Marketing Division, Business Partner Group

GMO Hosting & Security
One of Japan's leading hosting providers, GMO Hosting & Security has been providing a diverse range of hosting services through the two brands iSLE and RapidSite since it was first established in 1997. While hosting services are the core of our business we also provide a range of Internet solution products such as electronic authentication certificates and hosting service OEM to ISPs and web hosting companies. In November 2006 we received the ISMS (Information Security Management System) International Standard ISO/IEC27001:2005 and JIS Q 27001:2006 Certification.

Communication Telecom, Inc.
Established in 1993, the company’s main operations are the sale of business communications devices and web sites (Akinai Honpo) predominantly out of its Sapporo headquarters and Sendai sales office in northern Japan.

Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

GMO Hosting & Security INC.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<http://www.gmo-hs.com/eng/>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting service
- Internet security
Capital 906,050,000 YEN (12/2007)

GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<http://www.gmo.jp/en>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
- Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 1,276,830,000 YEN
* All information contained in this document was accurate at the time of release. Please be aware that information is subject to change with the passage of time and occurrence of events.