Given the current business climate, being able to offer a free plan is pretty compelling. We are thrilled at the level of response we’ve received and the opportunity to introduce ourselves, our products and services while demonstrating the power of tyBit which is extremely valuable.
Fayetteville, NC (Vocus) August 25, 2009
Web host and domain registrar AIT (http://www.ait.com) has added dedicated hosting to its recent limited time offer of no-cost, ad-free web hosting accounts to enhance the visibility of its core products and services, as well as its search engine, tyBit (http://www.tyBit.com). In this unheard of offering, businesses and individuals receive a free dedicated hosting plan for one year for the web site associated with their domain name.
AIT's July 7th release offered small business tailored plans without a fee and included 10 GB of web space, 1,000 email accounts and 500 GB of data transfer as well as additional features to help build a web presence via a free site builder and a web statistics analyzer. The company today stated it would extend both offers due to the overwhelming success but would now include dedicated hosting which includes 80 GB of web space, 2,000 GB of data transfer, a free shopping cart, and the ability to host unlimited domains.
AIT’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sean McCoy: “Given the current business climate, being able to offer a free plan is pretty compelling. We are thrilled at the level of response we’ve received and the opportunity to introduce ourselves, our products and services while demonstrating the power of tyBit which is extremely valuable."
In a recent email interview with David Hamilton of the Web Host Industry Review, (thewhir.com) AIT’s chief executive officer Clarence Briggs has a unique vantage point with respect to free services stating, "Competition is going to push prices down to a zero margin and keep them there," Said Briggs. "The fit is simple. As early as 1995 web hosts charged a set up fee and also per domain. Now, set up fees for simple business hosting don’t exist and there isn’t a per domain hosting fee for virtual hosts anymore. The same is true for shopping carts and other add-ons. At one time, web hosts could charge for these, now they are bundled with other products and services for free.” AIT’s recent promotional offers lend way to a large trend in free services recently detailed in a book by Wired editor Chris Anderson, Free: The Future of a Radical Price.
Parties interested in participating in AIT’s newest offer are encouraged to contact the company by phone at 1-800-878-4084 or via email at sales(at)AIT.com.
tyBit® is affiliated with AIT (http://www.AIT.com) a web hosting and domain registration company that has achieved 12 straight years of sustained profitability and has generated $100s of millions in revenue while creating a profound economic influence on its surrounding community. AIT has been named 2 times to the Inc. 500 list of fast growing firms, 3 times to the Deloitte & Touché Fast 500 list, and has been previously named as the NC Entrepreneur Firm of the Year.