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Google plan to get 50,000 Malaysian businesses online is underway

AvantiKumar | March 12, 2012
Google scheme marks its East Malaysia leg.

GMBO in Kuching

PHOTO - GMBO in Kuching -  YB Datuk Noroden Majais, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Office (fourth from left) and Sajith Sivanandan, country manager of Google Malaysia (third from left) together with representatives from MCMC, .My Domain Registry and ITrain at the launch of the Sarawak leg of the Get My Business Online initiative.


A nationwide initiative to get 50,000 Malaysian businesses online by the end of 2012 by Internet giant Google together with Malaysian regulator MCMC [Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission], domain name registrar .my DOMAIN REGISTRY and regional training provider ITrain has marked the Sabah and Sarawak segment.

During the initial announcement of the  'Get Malaysian Business Online' (GMBO) plan, announced in November last year,  MCMC chairman, Dato' Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, said: 'MCMC is glad to be sponsoring the 10,000 domains for the 'early birds' to this programme, and together with Google and our other partners, we intend to take GMBO nationwide."

Google Malaysia country manager Sajith Sivanandan said that through GMBO, 'any business with zero online presence should take no longer than one working day (upon domain approval) to get their business websites up and running with no strings attached.'  

To set up a website, a business owner can visit the GMBO site at and enter their business details such as licence number, business phone number, and a few other items such as street address and opening hours.  The first 10,000 SMEs (small and medium enterprises) that sign up and go live with their sites get everything absolutely free; including domain name and hosting for a year.


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