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The Planet Announces Record Sales Results for 2005; Company Anticipates Successful 2006 with Customer Service and Technology Initiatives.

DALLAS -- The Planet(SM) today announced that 2005 financial results were the best in the company's history and the outlook for 2006 is bright. Revenues grew by 60 percent in 2005, brought on by a record sales year and a commitment to continuous customer service initiatives.

"The Planet had a great 2005. We made some very strong advances in our technology and our customer service, which resulted in less churn and more expansion among our current client base, as well as growth within new customers," said Peter Pathos, president and CEO of The Planet.

Highlights from 2005 include:

--Total servers held by Server Matrix and Total Control server brands was up 33 percent, to 21,000

--Launched Focus Series, the industry's first on-demand, preconfigured servers for web, database, e-mail and media applications

--Insomnia365, The Planet's dedicated server line for gamers and gaming resellers launched in late 2004, and continues to build at a strong pace in the rapidly growing gaming market

--Cortex, the Insomnia365 gaming panel, was significantly enhanced by adding 31 new features and improvements within the year

--The Planet listed as the 48th fastest growing registrar

--The Planet recognized nationally for growth in the Inc. 500, Dallas 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and the Metroplex Technology Business Council Tech Titans/Tech Fast 50

For 2006, The Planet expects an equally rewarding year and has several technology advancements and new offerings on the horizon.

"We're anticipating an exciting 2006, with our goals being to continue to introduce innovative products and services and continuously improve customer experience," said Pathos.

About The Planet

With over 10 years experience, The Planet continues to be one of the fastest growing Web hosting companies in the world. Delivering enterprise level hosting solutions to the SMB and SME marketplace, The Planet offers the ideal blend of affordability, simplicity and reliability. The Planet's dedicated server product lines offer extreme value through a broad range of turnkey solutions. Services also include co-location, Internet access, e-mail and business continuance solutions. Customers benefit from value-added features such as advanced security services, proactive server monitoring, database administration, managed data storage, load balancing, clustering, and virtual private networks, all managed through Orbit(SM), the Planet's customer portal. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.com.
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