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RealNames Selects Appshop to Provide Oracle Business Solutions; Appshop ASP Provides Dependable, Fast, Secure Web Based Oracle Applications and Hosting Services for RealNames Corporation.

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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2000

RealNames Corporation and Appshop have partnered to install and maintain the financial suite of Oracle Applications at RealNames' headquarters in Redwood City, California.

RealNames recently replaced its legacy financial system with Oracle's financial application suite, and with Oracle and Appshop, expects to integrate all operations from front to back within the company.

"Implementing Oracle Applications and employing the hosting services provided by Appshop will take us to the next level of providing superior service to our customers," said Robert Colaizzi, controller for RealNames. "Working closely with Appshop's ASP team, we completed the implementation in a record 14 weeks. The Appshop and Oracle solution will support our global expansion strategy as well."

Appshop is an Oracle Applications Service Provider (ASP) implementing and hosting Oracle Applications for prestigious clients like RealNames with no large up-front costs and low per-user monthly fees.

"This is a great opportunity for RealNames to improve their operations and service to their clients," said Appshop President and co-founder Prashanth Prahlad. "We are dedicated to providing elegant and functional solutions to complex problems and look forward to providing seamless integration of all the business operations at RealNames.

"And we at Appshop will provide professional management and maintenance of the entire system - hardware, software, communications, applications and upgrades - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now RealNames can focus on the success of their clients, not on their IT system," Prahlad emphasized.

About RealNames

RealNames Corporation, a market leader in Internet Keyword navigation, develops and markets products and services that simplify web navigationand enable media convergence. Major brands can use RealNames products and services to help improve their return on total advertising spending by unifying their identity online and offline. Internet Keywords have been integrated into Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, and are used by leading search and portal sites such as MSN, AltaVista, Inktomi, Google, Go2Net, and the GO Network as part of their infrastructure to improve directory look-up and search results. Founded in 1997, RealNames is based in Redwood City, California.

About Appshop

Appshop provides complete end-to-end managed Oracle Application services in an ASP environment that makes affordable a professionally managed IT infrastructure for small and mid-size companies. Without a significant upfront financial commitment, Appshop combines best-of-breed software, hardware, networking technologies and technical expertise to provide superior performance and increased security, reliability and scalability over traditional corporate-owned, in-house, corporate-run applications. For further information go to http://www.appshop.com or contact Lew Jennings at 510.353.2900.

About Oracle

Oracle Corporation (http://www.oracle.com/) provides the software that powers the Internet. For more information about Oracle, please call (650) 506-7000.

Trademark and Servicemark Information

RealNames, RealNames System, RealNames Service, Real Name Service and RNS are either servicemarks or registered servicemarks of RealNames Corporation. Oracle and Oracle Applications are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. Appshop is a registered trademark of Appshop Corporation. Microsoft, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MSN, AltaVista, Inktomi, Google, Go2Net, and GO Network and others are trademarks of their respective owners.
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