Google Launches Apps for Your Domainposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 8/27/2006 11:52:00 PM
What is Google Apps for Your Domain?
Google Apps for Your Domain allows anyone with a domain name to get email, chat, calendar, and page designer software for firstname.lastname@example.org.
What applications are available for Apps for Your Domain?
Apps for your domain includes Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Google Page Creator
Gmail - Offer email to your members with 2 gigabytes of storage per account, search tools to help them find information fast, and instant messaging built right into the browser.
Google Talk - Your members can call or send instant messages to their contacts for free -- anytime, anywhere in the world.
Google Calendar - Members can organize their schedules and share events, meetings and entire calendars with others.
Google Page Creator - Create and publish web pages for your domain quickly and easily with this what-you-see-is-what-you-get website design tool.
How do I sign up for Google Apps for Your Domain?
You can sign up for Google Apps for Your Domain online.
How much does it cost?
It is free - technically not. Google will serve ads on your web pages.
What will Apps for Your Domain do to the business of web hosting companies?
It means that Google is competing with web hosting companies who charge for email and hosting. Anyone who has a domain can now get basic communications services for free!
Should I sign up for Google Apps for Your Domain?
If you are small business with basic communications needs like email, calendaring, chat, and web publishing, it's a great service. If you are a power user, you may want to hold off on switching. Apps for Your Domain doesn't offer shell access or command line capabilities that you are used to.
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