Firm sought to aid TLD's entry into US

LONDON: It sounds like a throwback to dot-com bubbles gone by, but

a British internet company is looking to hire an American PR firm to

break into the US market.



Thomas Goolnick, head of marketing for TLD Networks, said his company is

the second-largest domain-registering site in the UK. Goolnick said he

doesn't care about the firm's location. He simply wants an aggressive,

young American firm to earn a retainer of $1,700 a month or

$20,400 a year for PR. The company is also interested in

advertising, but said the two functions can come from different

firms.



"We want to establish ourselves as a major player in the US market,"

said Goolnick. "We don't want a whole bunch of boring corporate people.

We want publicity stunts and guerrilla-style PR."



The 62-person company is looking to establish a US office, probably in

New York, and has just opened offices in France and Italy.



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