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Press Release – Development Ventures, LLC (“CitiesPlanet”) and, LLC Announce Software Development Deal with Owner Ken Lawson and

CitiesPlanet and, LLC announced the signing of a major development and marketing agreement with Ken Lawson to launch will handle all of the software development, based on their popular City In The Box platform; CitiesPlanet will then handle all marketing, advertising, partnering, and branding responsibilities.

“We are very excited about partnering with Ken Lawson and the development of,” says Fred Mercaldo, Founder and Managing Partner of, LLC and CitiesPlanet. “While the site will initially launch by months end, it will be a work in progress for quite some time. This incredible region encompasses 10 provinces, over 300 cities, and is home to close to 4 million residents. The travel and tourism opportunities, along with doing justice to Tuscany’s rich history, culture, fashion, art, literature, cuisine, and architecture…will no doubt be one of the largest projects we’ve ever developed. We are committed to the complete and proper development of, and maximizing all of its potential.”

“ is a category killer domain name representing one of the largest and most desirable tourist regions in the world,” says Ken Lawson. “After careful diligence, we chose to work with Fred and his team based on their outstanding reputation and proven track record as it relates to geo domain development. We believe we have the best domain name and the best possible team to execute our vision and we’re looking forward to completing development and launching in the coming months.”

Ken is a private domain investor and the CEO of, located in Westlake Village, California. Other notable domain holdings include,,,,, and

About CitiesPlanet: Visit for further information.
Contact: Fred Mercaldo, email phone 602-859-3786.

Fred Mercaldo

The CEO and Partner of, Fred Mercaldo, is a pioneer in the Geo Domain industry. Fred currently serves as the President of the newly-formed trade association which is a non-profit organization that provides support and a vision for anyone who owns, works in, or is interested in the local online business.

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