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  February 24, 2000
Brand Your Discussion Forums with WebBoard Host Master--
Multiply your Domains with O'Reilly's New
WebBoard Companion Software
SEBASTOPOL, CA--Discussion forums and chat are potent tools to build and maintain community on web sites-they drive repeat visits and build loyalty. WebBoard Host Master™, the first in the WebBoard™ Master Series from O'Reilly & Associates, makes it easy to brand community sites with unique, descriptive domain names that customers can easily remember. Host Master offers a new level of customization and control, allowing site administrators to create Unique Fully Qualified Domain Names for multiple discussion boards with a single IP address.

With Host Master, ISPs can "hide" their domain names, and offer their customers chat and discussion areas that use the customers' own distinctive URLs. Corporate and educational users can create easy-to-remember names for multiple departments or products that reinforce their brand.

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