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pokemo [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 2, 2007
12 years ago9,400 views

AOL is the first free email provider to let you create your entire personalized email address from scratch.
Like abccc[put at-character here]yourdesirename.com
resourcezone.blogspot.com/2007 ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So what's the difference between this and Google Apps? Is the domain free?

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Sounds interesting
but the URL given in the blog is 404 :)

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

myeaddress.aol.com/personaldom ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This looks like a lot like Windows Live Custom Domains (but only hotmail) or Google App (but just Gmail).

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Apparently, it's free, but you can only use it for email.

The service was launched last year, but they forgot about it.
press.aol.com/article_display. ...

<<Consumers will be able to use their personalized My eAddress domain as an email address, as their AIM(R) address to send and receive instant messages and access their Buddy List(R) feature, to access features across the AOL network, and, *coming soon*, as the address of their own personal Web page on the free AIM(R) Pages social networking service.>>

One year later, there's no web hosting option.

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Rohit Srivastwa,

It works fine for me...may be you can try later.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

working : domains.aol.com/personaldomain ...

Not Working: domains.aol.com/personaldomain ... which is given in the blog you sent

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

both of them are working for me...:)

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

i tried signing in
its allowed only in US & Canada

may due to the same reason I'm not getting one page in India

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> "Coming Soon: You'll also be able to create a free Web site at your new domain!" means: free domains?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<AOL will register a domain for you free of charge.>>
myeaddress.aol.com/personaldom ...

After numerous refreshes, it works for me now. :)

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

damn it... I need a USA phone number to get the pin
anyone interested in helping me?

gettinganAOLfreedomain (at) BUGabundo (dot) net

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

heeeennnn
Just made it.
quite fast actually.
dont know how they manage to get working so fast.
cant find a way to fw my email, but I like preaty much the offer of IMAP, that gmail lacks
maybe, i'll use this as a backup account.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Does anyone have a us cell number i can get a pin sent to for me?Please help.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

hm, maybe you can use twitter...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

? How

chantee edwards [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

cedwards[put at-character here]aol.com

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]James Xuan AOL also have free local TEL numbers for AIM. But I did not know, AOL found this bug? USE AOL Local Numbers to fake at USA to get Free domain hosting.

Adela [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Hello, so glad to see that you are all so happy with having AOL...however we, the recipients of AOL messages aren't happy. To name just one reason, with very few exceptions, senders NEVER leave in the msg they are answering and expect us to remember what we wrote, or having to dig into our numerous messages until we find it and see what we wrote so we can answer properly.

A 100 years ago I had AOL (for which I had to pay of course) but I ALWAYS used to first of all, quickly copy the msg and paste it on my answer so the recipient knew what was it about.

Just my 3 cents. :o) Adela

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