GoDaddy, Microsoft partner to bring SMBs online

Are you running a small business and wish to have a website? Or, do you want to start your business with a website first? If having a website with custom domain and email is all you want to start your online journey then you can have it now by paying just Rs 99 per month.

By Debashis Sarkar

GoDaddy has collaborated with Microsoft to launch its Get Online Today offer to help SMBs and entrepreneurs, get on the web easily. “Our aim is to help small businesses take the first step to go online. With this offering, interested businesses can have a website in the cheapest and easiest possible way. They do not have to worry about any technical aspects at all,” said Rajiv Sodhi, Vice-President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India.

GoDaddy will provide technical support from their 24/7 customer care to help users to set up and use. It claims to deliver a working website in just 30 minutes. “If someone wants to get a website, all they need to do is just contact us and we will help them get one according to their needs,” added Sodhi.

GoDaddy will provide its web builder kit to subscribers where they can design by simply posting content and multimedia.

“They can choose from templates and are free to customise,” said Sodhi. Also, the websites will be optimised for desktops and mobile.

Customers can choose from popular domains like .com, .in, .net, .org, .biz among several others. “If a company called ABC Flowers wants to have a website, then they can choose from or or, etc,” added Sodhi.

The collaboration with Microsoft adds more value to it. Customers will get Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy connecting professional email, Lync, contacts and calendar to their custom domain name. This means, the company called ABC Flowers with a website called will now get a professional email Customers will get up to 1TB of storage.

“We are offering a complete online package. Small businesses now have access to global Microsoft enterpise products at just Rs 99 per month. Office 365 is transformational for small businesses because it allows them to easily access the same powerful tools that large companies use at an affordable price,” said Meetul Patel, General Manager, SMS&P, Microsoft India.

The new offering gives businesses with zero technical knowledge a chance to go online at an affordable price with with 24/7 technical support.

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