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September 21, 2010

GMX acquires mail.com

PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 21 2010

GMX (www.GMX.com), one of the world’s leading email providers, is accelerating its growth by taking over the American internet domain mail.com. In addition to the portal, the acquisition also includes the email customers of the globally active brand. In the American market, GMX Internet Services Inc., (www.gmx.com), not only secures the catchy international domain itself, but also further attractive email identifiers using domains such as email.com, doctor.com, consultant.com, post.com or usa.com. The portal mail.com offers a news portal with the categories Politics, Economy, Sports and Entertainment as well as further services such as search functions, a job market and games along with its email service.

Over the course of the integration, the current email service will be replaced, with every user receiving the award-winning GMX email interface. The migration of data is scheduled to start within the next few months. In the immediate future, there will be no changes resulting for users of GMX.com.

“With mail.com, we are looking forward to being able to combine the best international domain for emails with our successful email product”, says CEO GMX Jan Oetjen. “The specific strength of this domain is its generic character: You can easily memorize the name mail.com, it is an attractive and at the same time neutral alternative to provider-oriented address endings such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google Mail globally. On the internationally highly competitive email market we perceive this generic email domain as a unique opportunity for differentiation, which cannot be copied.”

In connection to the acquisition of mail.com, the previous owner MMC has also agreed on strategic cooperation for the website India.com, which is also part of the MMC portfolio. This website will also take advantage of GMX email products.

About GMX Internet Services Inc.

GMX is a specialized freemail provider with more than 10 years experience and more than 13 million users. With its reliable and powerful webmail system, GMX provides a comfortable email solution for private usage. Its features and convenience rival those of traditional client-based software that require installation on your computer. GMX guarantees optimum performance as well as high mail security and customer privacy with data centres located in Europe and the United States.

GMX Internet Services Inc. (Global Mail Exchange) is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Internet Group, a publicly listed company (ISIN DE0005089031) with a market cap of more than 3 billion USD and some 4,000 employees, and a pioneer of communication via the Internet.

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