AIT, Inc (www.ait.com) is now providing free domain registration with each hosting account purchased through one of their web hosting plans.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is a no-risk means of establishing an online identity, so business owners can see for themselves the value of reaching new markets,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Clarence Briggs, AITÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Chief Executive Officer. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTheir only investment is the monthly hosting fee and thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s as small as pennies per day; the domain name can be theirs forever.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Reports on online sales have, naturally, focused on the holiday season and consumers will spend nearly 20-billion dollars in digital purchases this year, according to comScore Networks. That would be a 63% increase over last yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s holidays. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEven consumers who donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t buy online use the Internet for research, comparing vendors and prices, and looking beyond their local market for the best deal,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s COO Kirk deViere. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCompanies without a web presence take themselves out of the game before it even begins.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
As domains come up for renewal, businesses would pay a fee to retain them but a yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s worth of exposure to the Internet should be ample evidence of the webÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s worth. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIn terms of return on investment, no vehicle provides as great a ratio as an Internet presence,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Briggs, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œunless businesses donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to participate in a venue where tens of billions of dollars in transactions occur.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â