I confess, this was hard for me to believe, but it’s true — Webware reports that you can
get a free domain name and hosting from Microsoft. Just starting your business and planning on an Internet presence? (Let’s hope so.)
This is the real deal:
The words “free” and “Microsoft” don’t often appear in the same sentence, so imagine my surprise at discovering this deal: a free custom domain name, free Web hosting, free e-mail accounts, and more.
As you might expect from the name, Microsoft Office Live Small
Business has a decidedly business focus–but that doesn’t mean you
can’t use it for a personal site.
The freebie account includes not only the domain (any available
.com, .net, .org, or .info address), but also site-building tools,
reporting tools, project and document managers, 100 e-mail addresses,
and collaboration-minded online workspaces. You get 500MB of storage,
So what’s the catch? There really isn’t one, though the free domain
hosting expires after one year. After that, it’ll run you a very
reasonable $14.95 annually.
Tip of the hat to Rich at Business Opportunities Weblog.