microsoft giving out free domain!??!?!

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  1. chunsiang

    chunsiang New Member

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  2. GamingX

    GamingX Executive Team

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    Looking at it it doesn't look like a scam, but since it is microsoft there might be some loopholes and strings attached to but I'll take a look and get back.
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    Like you said, it requires a credit card...Tough luck or a scam whatever it's microsoft,X10hosting is enough for me here's to X10hosting. Cheers!!!
     
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  3. legendphil

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    hao!

    that offer is still on!?!

    I've heard of it months ago, perhaps its still on 'coz there's a whole bunch of people who took Microsoft's offer. a scam?. how come? PEACE!
     
  4. chunsiang

    chunsiang New Member

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    i see, bud the only drawback is credit card :( sigh, not everything in the world is free. lols
     
  5. FalseHope

    FalseHope Active Member

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    If it is free, then why ask for the credit card
     
  6. Axe_Swipe

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    It looks like a fairly decent deal for someone who wants to have a simple site and is familiar with using MS Office applications.
     
  7. chunsiang

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    lols, i tink they claim the cc prevents a massive spamming of free domain names.
     
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  8. Axe_Swipe

    Axe_Swipe New Member

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    They use the credit card to verify that an actual person is registering and not some spam-bot or such.
     
  9. chunsiang

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    well, i dun own a cc, and neither will anyone lend me theirs. so its no use to me :( boohoo!
     
  10. Derek

    Derek Community Support Force Community Support

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    That was out ages ago I'll probably try it out later.
     
  11. knutico

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    Not available in my country :S
     
  12. Starshine

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    From the site :

    Why do you need my credit card for a free subscription?
    Even though Microsoft Office Live Basics is a free service, we still require a credit card in order to validate that every customer is a legitimate entity. We are concerned for two reasons:


    Microsoft wants to help mitigate fraud and strives to ensure that the Web sites we provide for our small business customers are for valid purposes. Requiring a valid credit card is intended to decrease the likelihood that malicious users will sign up.


    We also require a credit card to facilitate payment of additional services (e.g., the purchase of additional domain names or extra storage). With your explicit permission, we can establish monthly billing using your credit card information. You will be able to continue using our services without interruption and without having to submit additional account information.


    When you sign up for a Microsoft Office Live account, Microsoft performs a $1 authorization check on your credit card to verify that the card information you are using is valid and up to date. A temporary $1 charge may appear on your online credit card statement for a short period, but will not appear on your final billing statement for that period.
     
  13. Derek

    Derek Community Support Force Community Support

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    Dang, they charge. I rather buy a yahoo domain.
     
  14. Starshine

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    A dollar to verify you are who you say you are, and I think you get it back according to what I posted above.
     
  15. Derek

    Derek Community Support Force Community Support

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    Well I don't think they can give it back on a visa gift card.
     
  16. MaTe1968

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    microsoft have been with this over a year , and is true they dont charge anything to you creditcard they just want to know if is real person who is applying for the domain i have mine with them but i used only for families purpose so go head and try it
     
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  17. Derek

    Derek Community Support Force Community Support

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    Do they take visa gift cards?
     
  18. knutico

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    meh, I'll just get a yahoo one, not the cheapest, but is the one I trust the most
     
  19. tjgillies

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    buy a prepaid visa at most grocery stores
     
  20. Starshine

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    I would assume, as it has a VISA logo and can be used as a Credit Card.
     

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