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Net4India to offer Web-based e-mail service


August 22, 2001

NET4INDIA, an Internet infrastructure and services company, is planning to set up Web-based e-mail service for its domain name registrars. Net4India.net, which is a dedicated site for Net4India’s dial-up Internet subscribers, will soon have email feature for the corporates and individuals who have either registered or hosted their domain names using Net4India service.

Said Mr Jasjit Sawhney, the chief executive officer of Net4India, “The facility of mail access will be available to our domain name registrars and hosting customers. Around one lakh plus domain name registration were done through us and 70 per cent are from the corporate sector. To facilitate the mail access of the corporate and individual users we have decided to set up a web based email service for them. Otherwise each time the users want to access the mail using their domain address, they have to configure their mail accounts.”

Net4India will launch this service within the next two weeks and it would be a paid service for the customer. Net4India is offering a domain name registration package for Rs 399 per year. Along with the domain, the customer will get one free branded email account. And this account will be accessible through the Net4India.net.

According to Mr Jasjit Sawhney, the chief executive officer of Net4India, the decision of some of the well-known email service providers to replace the free email service with the paid service has created opportunities for the domain registrar companies to push the whole range of value added services.

“With VSNL discontinuing its mail relay service, we believe our package will attract corporate customers,” said Mr Sawhney.

by Indranil Chakraborty in Kolkata, Copyright © 2001: Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.

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