AOL Gives Free Domain Names (eMail)

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Aperture, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    Hey Guys. I just noticed at AOL.com that AOL is giving out free domain emails.

    EX:

    YouPickThis@ANDTHIS.com

    Just as you would with a domain.

    AOL

    It supports IMAP & any email app such as Mail, Outlook, Entourage, etc

    Tons of storage too!

    :D
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    This is definitely going to wreak havoc throughout the internet. Soon all domain names will be like AIM screen names (e.g. www.apple27365.com).


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  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    It's US-only, and requires a cellphone. I tried several different ways of formatting my phone number but it wouldn't validate :(
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    OK, a registered a domain (mostly to claim it before anyone else could).

    Who technically owns the domain, AOL or me? If I ever want to use this domain for a website am I going to run into a problem?
     
  5. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    AOL owns the domain. I think I read they're going to open it up to use with websites later on.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm. I wonder if there's a way to cancel it (if the user wanted to take the domain elsewhere). ...But it's good to know they might open it up (I just want it to forward to my .mac homepage).
     
  7. MacClueless macrumors member

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    it sure is a great deal - IMAP hosting alone is expensive. If everyone uses IMAP instead of their website how will they generate ad revenue?
     

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