India get online is a Google India lead initiative in partnership with HostGator, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises(FISME), ICICI Bank. This initiative is to get smallbusinesses in India have their presence online. Here is what it offers:

  • Free, easy-to-build, professional website
  • Free .in domain name and hosting for one year
  • Free email addresses
  • Free 365 days support

One would need to provide address, phone number, TAN/CIN or PAN to verify you as a business. After the first year, SMBs can choose to pay a monthly pay-as-you-go to maintain their website using hostgator. At the end of the first year, they’ll have to pay a nominal charge if they wish to renew their domain name. One can cancel their website at any time.

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