Press release

Alabama Secretary of State Introduces New Options Available to Businesses in Online Suite of Services

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Alabama Interactive, in partnership with the Alabama Secretary of State,
introduced new business filing and registration options last month to
their already expansive list of services available online. People can
now register their Trademark,
Service
Mark
, Trade
Name
or Foreign
Corporation
online through the official Secretary of State website.

The Secretary of State has aimed to make registering a business in
Alabama as convenient and pain free as possible. Adding Foreign
Corporations to the list of available Foreign entities to be filed online
not only allows for more people to benefit from the online service but
also helps eliminate the paper traffic in office, which as a result
decreases the processing times for business filings. Foreign LLC
entities are already accepted in the online
filing system
as a complete filing option. LLP, LP and LLLP entity
types can also process name reservations online.

In addition to expanding their online business filing options, the
Secretary of State has also published an online
platform
to accept Trademark, Service Mark, and Trade Name
registrations. Both initial applications for registration and renewals
of existing Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Names are accepted using
the same platform. Online
registrations
and renewals
are electronically submitted for approval and once approved, receive
immediate confirmation for legal use.

About the Business Services Division of the Alabama Secretary of State

The Business
Services
 Division administers all business-related responsibilities
for the Secretary of State including filing of commercial liens,
registering of new businesses, and issuance of trademarks. Business
Services includes the following Divisions of the Secretary of State
Office: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Business Entities, and Trademarks.

Additional online services offered by the Secretary of State include:

All services listed above were created through a partnership between the
Alabama Secretary of State and Alabama Interactive.

About Alabama Interactive

Alabama
Interactive
is the official digital government solutions provider
for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive
government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned
subsidiary of firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in
1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and
thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than
6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is
the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1
out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an
NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant
for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as
well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring
platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.