Gmail For Domains Launched
As predicted, Google has announced Gmail for domains. For now, businesses can express interest in using Gmail for their .com email addresses, and Google will contact them back if they’ve been selected to participate in the beta test.
Some info from the Google Hosted site:
Bring Gmail to your domain.
This special beta test lets you give Gmail, Google’s webmail service, to every user at your domain. Gmail for your domain is hosted by Google, so there’s no hardware or software for you to install or maintain.
Gmail – 2 gigabytes of storage and search tools that help users find information fast.
Control Panel – Easily manage user accounts, aliases and mailing lists.
Want to be part of this beta test?
Gmail for your domain is currently available as a limited beta. If your organization is interested in helping Google test this service, we’ll consider your domain for this beta. You’ll need to sign in with a Google Account (or get a new one), and answer a few quick questions about your organization and your email needs.
And when you finish, you see:
Thanks for your interest in beta testing Gmail for your domain.
During the beta tester selection process, we carefully review everyone’s information to ensure a good fit for us, and for you.
There’s been a lot of interest in this service, so we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to respond to every inquiry. But stay tuned we’ll definitely let you know if you’ve been selected to be one of our beta testers.
The Gmail Team
I’d like to note this is hosted at Google.com, not mail.google.com, which could indicate an intention to offer a slate of hosted services, like Microsoft is planning. Google is initially launching this with San Jos City College, taking over their mail system.
Visit the InsideGoogle blog.