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Recently, on radio, I heard an ad that Google has launched a service to provide websites for Small businesses absolutely at no cost. As it was promoted by Google I thought to see what it actually was and so I landed on http://www.indiagetonline.in. On website I found that it was a joint venture of Google and Hostgator (one of the biggest hosting provider). As the names are big I thought it couldn't be a scam.

So to try it out, I started with the registration and selected a domain to register. The domain was available so on next step it asked for Personal Information, Business Information and Login details. As per their policy user must provide PAN (permanent account number) / TAN (Tax deduction Account Number) / CIN (Corporate Identity Number) to complete the registration. Once I accepted the terms and condition I was registered and I received an email with login details. One thing I noticed that, though it asked for password on registration page, it sent completely different username and password in the email. So I guess the password they are asking during registration process is irrelevant (will anyone at google india/hostgator india like to take care of this? ;) ).