In India most of the small and medium businesses (SMBs) are functioning without having any online presence. With the increased internet connections and activity in the country, it is a good opportunity for the businesses to take their businesses online and grow further. Google India has announced a new initiative called ‘India Get Your Business Online’ to help small medium businesses in the country to grow their online presence. They will provide these SMBs with a free website including a personalized domain and hosting facilities. Google aims to target around 500,000 SMBs in the country over a period of next three years to bring their business online. Google has partnered with US based hosting service provider HostGator to fulfill the hosting requirements of these businesses. The SMBs can get only .in top-level-domain (TLD) as part of this initiative. If you love the website, you can keep it by paying a special discounted renewal plan. Otherwise, don’t worry, you can cancel at any time or just stop renewing the site. Enthusiastic business owners can register at IndiaGetOnline to use the tool and get their free domain and free web hosting for a year. Google will offer free support in creating, hosting and managing the website for a period of one year without any cost through its toll free call centers.
All that a business would require to take his business online is by providing documented evidences for address, phone number and TAN/CIN or PAN. PAN number is mandatory for for all the applicants to verify the resident status and address in the income-tax records.