AOL Delivers My eAddress

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The free option from AOL allows users to pick up a .com or .net domain and add up to 100 additional usernames to that domain.

AOL announced the unveiling of its My eAddress program available through their website.

The company will pick up the cost of registering an available domain, either in the top-level .com or .net choices.

“Great email domains are a hot commodity, and we’re excited to be able to finally help consumers create their own truly meaningful Internet identities – and for free,” said Roy Ben-Yoseph, Director of Communication Products, AOL.

“It’s a perfect solution for families, social organizations and even small businesses – as well as any individual who relies on email to communicate with others on an ongoing basis.”

My eAddress also looks like competition for efforts like Microsoft’s Office Live and Google’s Apps for Your Domains.

It provides the substantial AOL userbase with a domain name and web based email, which may be all an AOL user really wants.

Many domains consisting of common names and words have been registered over the years, so AOL offered some tips on finding a .com or .net domain that would work for a given user:

•  Make it personal, memorable, and succinct. The shorter the domain is, the easier it may be for people to remember

•  Ask for suggestions. If creating a domain for a book club or sports team, ask the other members see what creative ideas they may have

•  Get creative. If creating a family domain with a common last name like Johnson or Williams, try adding the word “the” and making it plural, or also add a word like family, gang or crew, state initials, or zip code

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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  • RAJ

    As a long time AOL user when the “My E-Address” offer to secure a domain name poped up in December, I subscribed and and received confirmation that I was issued the desired name.

    However the system does not work; and worse…..most of the “Help” or “Support” staff have never even heard of the program much less know how to fix it.

    Since December 28th I have spent hours on line and on the phone trying to get help.

    After 37 minutes on the phone with the last Tech Support person (who had at least heard of the “My e-Address” program)he gave up saying that he didn’t know what to do.

    Roy Ben-Yoseph, AOL’s Director of Communications Products, who introduced the product had a good idea but launched a product that does not work and did not even advise, much less train, the Support or Tech staff. A real Dis-Service since my domain name is now captured by AOL and, as a result, is inaccessible.

    • Annette Robinson

      I registered a domain name on Tue., May 29th and still can’t send mail. Can’t get any help with the problem either.

      Registered another domain name on Wed., May 30th and now I’m being told that that name doesn’t exist.

      Very Annoyed

    • Roy

      Same here… I registered my company domain and now I can’t get at it or access it. Now AOL has captured it and so I don’t know what to do… they don’t help and I am at my wits end with it… so do you have any answers yet as to how to fix access problems? I can’t even get in or reset my password… somehow the info I put in is incorrect so when I try and reset… it comes back invalid??? Any info/help would be really helpful! Thanks, Roy

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