Don’t have a website yet? Looking to create one? With a top level domain? You can get it free of cost now, as Google India has announced the program India Get Online, in partnership with HostGator web hosting and ICICI Bank, under which it provides the facility to setup your website for absolutely free.
Through the program, you will get a free .IN unique domain name with free HostGator hosting, both valid for one year. Now, this is really a great opportunity for Small businesses as well as for Individuals based in India, who want promotion and Internet visibility at no cost. The program not only offers free .IN domain and hosting but also provides many other features, see below for it’s feature overview.
India Get Online Free Services
- Free .IN unique Domain name and HostGator hosting for one year.
- Free website set up tools which are simple enough to use.
- Simple sign-up. You need give in your personal details, address, phone number and TAN/CIN/PAN to verify that you are from India. By asking for TAN/CIN/PAN, the program has doomed the Spammers.
- Easy Photos/logos and social media Integration.
- Free Google Apps account with full access to GMail, Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Google Docs and more.
- Free tips, guidelines and tools from the Getting Indian Business Online team.
- Free Google AdWords advertising trial coupon of worth Rs. 2500 to help promote your site.
After getting registered, your website will be live in 15 minutes. You are also free to cancel your website any time.
After the first year with this offer, you can choose to pay a nominal cost on a monthly “pay as you go” basis to continue maintaining your website on HostGator. However, the renewal price is not declared yet by Google.
The motive behind this service is the goal Google India set to help 500,000 Small Medium Businesses (SMBs) in India to go online. Read more details at Official Google Blog.