Alibaba has appointed Melbourne IT as a reseller.  The agreement lets Melbourne IT expand the range of online services it offers to its small and medium business customer base in Australia and New Zealand.

Melbourne IT provides domain names, web sites, email marketing and search engine optimisation. Theo Hnarakis, Melbourne IT CEO, says the service will add to the online toolkit already offered to small and medium businesses.

Melbourne IT will be selling’s TrustPass service, which is a paid membership package. The TrustPass offering incorporates third-party verification and authentication of the seller’s business. claims that more than 85% of buyers in the marketplace only trade with TrustPass-verified sellers.