Google Is Killing small web hosting companies?

Google has just released a domain registration service along with its Google Apps for Your Domain. Blogger (which is owned by Google) also released custom domain feature. The combination of this might threatens the life of small sized web hosting companies.

A lot of space

Google Apps For Your Domain (GAFYD) is a collection of services for your domain, which includes Google hosted email, Calendar, chat, customized start page, and Google Page Creator. GAFYD (like most Google services) is still in beta and still free. The best thing (or maybe worst if you concern about your privacy) about GAFYD is that it doesn’t take space or bandwidth at all in your current web hosting.

In this beta version you will get 2 GB email storage for each account in your domain. For my domain, the limit is 25 accounts, but for some other domain that I know of, the limit is more. The space will not grow like the ordinary gmail account.

You will also get 250 MB Google Hosted Space, so you can put your web pages, images, or your big files there. Google is using CNAME redirection at the DNS level, so when you access mail.yourdomain.com, Google will handle those request using their bandwidth resources.

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