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July 27, 2006

Google Office Live?

Garry Price from found some interesting recently registered Google domains:

HOSTEDBYGOOGLE.COM (also .net, .org)
GMAIL-FOR-YOUR-DOMAIN.ORG (also .net, .info)

Do you see a trend here? They are just some domains, but because Google bought so many variations on the same theme, one can infer that Google prepares for a hosted service for businesses. Think Office Live.

Microsoft Office Live provides companies with its a free domain name, Web site, and e-mail accounts.

Additionally, Office Live offers

* business management applications, such as customer, project, and document management tools

* Web site managed and maintained by Microsoft where you can work together and share information with employees, customers, suppliers, and contractors.

Google could develop a business version of Writely, Google Spreadsheets, integrate them with Gmail for Domains, Google Calendar and a corporate Google Pages. Google could also offer some discount for an enterprise search solution like Google Mini and some discount for AdWords / Google Checkout. Google could offer basic hosting free, but advertising-supported, and advanced version, at a competitive price.

Google OneBox for Enterprise
Google Checkout review
Schmidt: "Office is not the business we're in"


  1. Well the whois records all check out :P

    Looks like we could be in for something special. Google in my mind has never failed to please.

  2. yeah..

    But what about

    anybody has an idea with it?

  3. Well competition is always good....the same as options :) I have a website hosted by Microsoft, and created on Office Live Basic (which is basic but FREE). Interesting to find out what Google is going to bring in to the FREE orientated community.