C — Company
P — Person
H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
F — Firm
A — Association of Persons (AOP)
T — AOP (Trust)
B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
L — Local Authority
J — Artificial Juridical Person
G — Government
I guess they will check PAN to identify if it is "a business entity operating from India".
Its impossible to verify otherwise.
Yes. It can be. Since the NSDL service is available to banks.
And since this program works in conjunction with ICICI. it's very possible
PS - PAN numbers are like SSNs over here.
Hmmm, I suppose not, as GBBO seems to be a partnership offer. Still, I think more people should be aware of it :)
Google Sites was never intended to be used for external sites, and the sites are both difficult to navigate for the user and difficult to maintain for the company.
The only redeeming factor of GBBO was the free .co.uk domain name, but that only saved local businesses around £10.
I do think it might've reduced the barrier for getting Mum & Dad's local shop their own website though. As you say, its difficulty to maintain didn't help!
The upside is that after 30 days you can transfer your domain name away and use it on your own site hosting, which is exactly what I did.
I wish they had partnered with a better hosting company.
In any event, how can they be "overage" if they provide unlimited hosting? Do you mean "overselling"?
So fraudulent advertising then.
I know what you mean but can't help but feel if I was a small scale designer working with local businesses then this could probably put me out of business.
I wonder if some less scrupulous designers will attempt to front-end these sites; charge for design and then use the Google system to make the site, etc..
"The official language of the Indian Union is Hindi with English as an additional language for official work; [...]"
I know a steel trader (40+yrs old) with 2 person staff setup a website 1yr back. These days he is getting queries from pan India & also from big companies. He spend some money on SEO at the beginning. In the past he tried all types of classified but never happened that a company like Godrej reach out for quote.
This is just one example.