iContact and HostGator Partner to Offer Services to Small and Medium sized Businesses

Web Hosting giant uses iContact email marketing services and offers it to customers


DURHAM, NC, AUGUST 12, 2009 —

iContact, a leading provider of email marketing services to small and medium-sized business and HostGator, a world-leading provider of shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting, announced today that they will be using iContact for all of their email marketing needs as well as offering iContact services to all HostGator customers.

“The Partnership between iContact and HostGator will provide a wealth of services for both sets of customers” said Ryan Allis, CEO of iContact Corporation. “Both HostGator and iContact provide reliable and essential services to their customers. This, combined with our SMB focus, means there is definitely synergy between the two companies.”

iContact and HostGator are both top 100 ranks on 2008’s Inc. 500 list. Together, they service over 300,000 Customers with web hosting and email marketing services, worldwide.

HostGator Chief Marketing Officer, Chad Bean, decided to partner with an email marketing firm based on input from multiple customers. “Our clients are constantly looking to reach their customers without having to configure software or scripts, or worrying about managing their own mailing list. With iContact, they are able to focus on building their subscriber lists, and providing valuable content to those subscribers.”

iContact CEO, Ryan Allis and HostGator CEO Brent Oxley both started their respective companies with humble beginnings – from dorm rooms they occupied in college.

About iContact
With more than 50,000 customers, iContact provides email marketing for SMBs and non-profits. iContact allows for easy creation of email newsletters, surveys, and autoresponders. Market leaders like Bank of America, Ford, Intuit, Vonage, Symantec, International Paper, LG Electronics, ReMax, United Colors of Benetton, and Centex Homes, use iContact to build stronger relationships with their customers and prospects at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing methods. iContact, designed for the SMB market and iContact Enterprise, designed for mid-sized to large organizations, are both available at www.iContact.com.

About HostGator
HostGator is a world-leading provider of shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting. The company provides hosting for over 2.2 million websites and supports more than 35,000 resellers worldwide with 24/7 technical support and state-of-the-art web hosting tools including free billing software for resellers and access to over 4,500 high quality free web templates. In August 2008, HostGator was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 21st fastest growing private company in America.