Friday, April 29, 2011

Google Apps changes terms for free accounts

I got an email from Google the other day that describes a change in terms for users of their Google Apps service. Previously the "free" tier let you have up to 50 users accounts for your domain. As of May 10, that will be dropped to 10 for new accounts. Says Google, "As of May 10, any organization that signs up for a new account will be required to use the paid Google Apps for Business product in order to create more than 10 users."

Although I can see the reasoning (small businesses were probably using the free personal account) but it's still sounds grasping. This will not affect existing accounts, so if you were planning to use Google Apps for your vanity domain, I'd get in there and do it now. That being said, even with only 10 accounts, Google Apps are pretty cool.

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