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Author Topic: Is Microsoft distributing free domain names and hosting?  (Read 1880 times)


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Is Microsoft distributing free domain names and hosting?
« on: September 22, 2006, 08:32 AM »
I just got this on my e-mail: http://officelive.mi....com/WebHosting.aspx

Screenshot-06_09_22,14_29_40.pngIs Microsoft distributing free domain names and hosting?

Apparently, looks like they are giving it away for free, even after the beta has ended.

A big cons: only for united states residents... :(

ps: i didn't quite get the idea. does it mean that i could have my site for free?


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Re: Is Microsoft distributing free domain names and hosting?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 07:30 PM »
That's what it looks like from the screenshot. . .

EDIT: But you probably have to pay for your own domain name. Nope just checked the website, domain is free, too.

But if you start to distribute larger files or your programs get very popular, you might have to think about paying for more storage or bandwidth. That's the only downside to it I can see. Oh, and it's Microsoft.

I'd also be cautious about whether or not you actually own the domain. You don't want to start an awesome website and have Microsoft steal it because you didn't read the terms of service.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2006, 07:38 PM by Deozaan »