Clear Net ups domain name game

Clear Net is ramping up its domain name services to offer a site that will allow its customers to manage both their name records and billing online.

Clear Net is ramping up its domain name services to offer a site that will allow its customers to manage both their name records and billing online.

The new site, which is due to launch next week, is integrated with Domainz, although it's not clear whether Clear Net has signed the same version of the Domainz registrar contract rejected by most ISPs when it was first unveiled earlier this year.

Clear Net spokesperson Rochelle Lockley says there have been "ongoing issues" in integrating with Domainz, "but this is a product enhancement for us. It's about interacting with our customers online and letting them manage their services. We're working on similar systems for clear.co.nz customers, who'll be able to go in look at, say, calling records for voice products."

The new domain name service will allow customers to log on and register and manage their names via the Clear Net Web site, says Lockley.

"You'll be able to transfer domains, modify or delete records and it'll be integrated with billing. You'll be able to move everything to a monthly billing cycle."

Clear is also preparing its own gateway - under the TradingPoint brand - to the e://volution electronic procurement service run by the Norcross Group, in the wake of a partnership announced recently between the companies.

"The tradingpoint site will be where Clear customers will go into the e-procurement site and be able to order equipment and supplies," says Lockley. It'll be customised to the particular customer, depending on who their suppliers are."

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