Software company Lotus Development is aiming for Internet and intranet leadership through its new Domino server software. At the same time, says Lotus Hong Kong general manager Desmond Kwok, it plans to expand its dominance in the messaging and groupware markets. The Domino server is an Internet-based version of Lotus' popular Notes package. The new product takes Notes' well-known reputation for security and reliability and extends it to the Internet. Domino is intended to cash in on Lotus' commanding share of the messaging and groupware market. Mr Kwok said that, in Hong Kong, there were 50,000 active Notes users and 100,000 active CC Mail users. 'We are the major player here,' he said. However, Domino is more than just an Internet-based messaging system. Mr Kwok called it a full function web server. Domino allows content creation and editing from the browser, while ensuring access control. The package supports all the Internet protocols, including HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP, SSL and Java. Meanwhile, Domino also has advanced management features. This includes allowing the clustering of up to six inter-connected servers with automatic switching. It is also possible to have a single physical server hosting up to six Domino servers and detailed tracking of server usage. In addition, Mr Kwok said the company was not interested in simply dumping a server on a customer. Instead, it has also made available Domino. Apps, a series of template-driven web applications. One of these, Domino. Action, which is included with Domino, is a home page creation tool. Other Domino. Apps include Domino. Merchant, a web trading system, and Domino. Collaboration, a web-based project management system. As well as providing the server software, Lotus has a range of clients to meet the needs of different types of users. Clients range from a full Notes client, to a simple POP3 mail client. In addition to the client and server software, Lotus is promoting its KONA desktop, a suite of Java-based applications for individual users. With this range of products, Mr Kwok said 'we are very much in the Internet/intranet space'. 'We are committed to positioning ourselves as a major Internet player.'