The WebCard includes the following features:
Let's explore some of these features and illustrate you how you can use them.
The WebCard service includes one free email account that will allow you to send and receive email using your own domain name. One of the reasons you register a domain name is to establish a unique identity on the internet for yourself or your business. The most widely used application on the internet is sending and receiving emails. In other words, your most used identity on the internet is your email identity.
Without your own domain email, you are in essence promoting someone else's identity. You are promoting AOL, HotMail, Yahoo, earthlink, Wanadoo, BTinternet. Not only that, as a business it makes you look very small to your customers and suppliers. It does not convey a very professional image.
With your own domain email, you are no longer sharing someone else's identity. Instead of being email@example.com, you will be able to send and receive emails as firstname.lastname@example.org. This has several advantages:
The WebCard comes with one email account slot. Additional
email accounts can be ordered for an extra fee of $2 per
month per additional account.
Domain forwarding, or, url forwarding as it is sometimes called, allows you to "point" your domain to a web space on a different server located somewhere else. It works very similar to the forwarding option you may have on your telephone. Calls received at your number are being transferred automatically to any number you specify without the caller knowing that you are actually not picking up the call at the phone attached to that number. Domain forwarding does the same.
If you have free web space with AOL, Geocities, FreeServe, your web site address is something very complicated, like:
Compare that with a domain name
The last one is much easier to type and remember, isn't it?
Many of the free space providers do not permit you to directly attach your easy-to-remember domain name to your web space. But, with domain forwarding, this is now possible.
And with the WebCard service, you can even get email under your own domain! So, instead of having an email address like
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
you can have an email address like email@example.com or
You can create business card online. This online business card is very similar to the paper business cards you have been handing out to customers, suppliers or business associates, with the major difference that this business card is visible on the internet, rather than being printed on paper.
This online business card can have several uses. For example, if your web site is not designed yet and you do not want people to hit an empty page when they type in your domain, the WebCard will enable you to at least display some basic information about you or your company and to provide contact information where your visitors can reach you.
Or, you can use the WebCard as a customized "under construction" page. Rather than a plain old "under construction sign", you can add your contact information and provide information as to when your site will be operational online
If you bought a domain as a birthday or Christmas present,
you can also create a page that wishes the recipient of your
domain gift a happy birthday or happy holidays!
Have a look at some of our samples at http://WebCard.azc.com/htmls/samples.html.
Additional questions? Need more information? Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Contact Info: email@example.com Tel: 650-965-1155 Fax: