Google For Startups Cloud Program Propels Freename to Success

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Google for Startups Cloud Program is now available: It aims to assist innovative companies by providing them with access to products, programs, and the support of experts. The program offers coverage of up to $100,000, equivalent to 20% of costs, for Google Cloud services for all investor-backed start-ups through Series A rounds in their first year.

In addition to participating in free training events, workshops, and courses, participating start-ups will have access to mentorship services. The program aims to help start-ups progress rapidly from the start to avoid potential technical delays that could hinder their growth later on.
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The Revolution of Google for Startups Cloud Program

The startup cloud program revolution is in full swing as more companies migrate to cloud-based solutions. This trend is not just limited to traditional businesses; for digital natives, the cloud is no longer a differentiator. The ability to extract value from it is what sets them apart.

To fully realize the potential of the cloud, companies must focus on building a robust and cost-efficient infrastructure. For example, it should enable agile workflows while also being flexible enough to incorporate new technologies and solutions in a simple and effective manner. Only then can they achieve market success and maintain a competitive edge in terms of innovation and speed.

Freename’s Benefit of Google for Startup Cloud Program

These are some of the areas that the program has been helpful:

  •       Predictive ability
  •       Operational excellence
  •       Continuous innovation

Predictive ability

Digital native companies have vast data at their fingertips, spread across various SaaS tools and applications. However, as businesses continue to collect more data, democratizing access to this information has become crucial. Therefore, integrating data into operational workflows is now essential for developing better products and increasing customer satisfaction.

But this is just the beginning. Google’s highly innovative cloud system goes beyond just data integration. It allows digital native companies to make decisions based on high-quality predictive insights. This is thanks to its significant investments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML).

Google has made ML the central paradigm under which all of its products are built. Examples include Google Photos, Google Ads Search Suggestions, and Gmail Smart Replies. The vision is to democratize AI, making the same solutions that Google uses daily for its business accessible to DNBs.

By leveraging Google’s powerful ML tools, DNBs can unlock the true value of their data and gain deeper insights into their business operations. This will enable them to make more informed decisions, improve their products and services, and ultimately gain a significant competitive advantage in the market.

Operational excellence

As we know, in today’s market, both quality and speed of market presence are essential for digital-native brands (and not only) to outcompete their rivals.

However, resource allocation and workload management can often pose a challenge. Frequently, teams find themselves preoccupied with fixing issues instead of focusing on product optimization and creation.

Google’s Cloud infrastructure caters to the needs of digital natives by enabling them to concentrate on their core business rather than troubleshooting. By using tools specifically designed for containerization and microservices, the time spent on maintenance can be redirected toward product development, significantly reducing overall costs.

Moreover, the cloud business model is naturally “elastic” and on-demand. Still, Google Cloud goes a step further by employing an open and transparent pricing model, thus further enhancing the potential for operational excellence.

Continuous innovation

Google Cloud offers a comprehensive infrastructure that empowers digital native brands to leverage the full potential of scalability, portability, and efficiency. With Google Cloud, Digital Native Brands (DNBs) have access to a vast network of partners and open-source, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud solutions that enable them to collaborate and innovate at an unprecedented level.

DNBs can utilize Google Cloud’s technological openness to utilize data and run applications on diverse technologies, driving continuous innovation. By incorporating cutting-edge solutions, DNBs can stay ahead of the competition and improve their market positioning.

Moreover, Google Cloud’s collaborative ecosystem facilitates seamless integration with other platforms and services, providing DNBs with greater flexibility and customization options. This streamlined approach enables DNBs to focus on their core competencies and business objectives, optimizing their resources and achieving maximum efficiency.

By embracing Google Cloud’s advanced infrastructure, digitally native brands can unlock limitless possibilities for growth and success, transforming how they do business and revolutionizing their industry.

What Startups are on Google for Startups Cloud Program?

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If you are interested in knowing some of the notable companies that are already in the Google for Startups Cloud program, these companies have been discussed and analyzed below.

Paypal

Paypal partnered with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in 2018 to move 15% of their infrastructure to the public cloud for rapid scalability without the overheads of proprietary infrastructure. Google’s presence in over 200 countries/regions made them a suitable partner for Paypal. The migration started with a trial of software development, and after initial success, more business units and infrastructure migrated. Paypal engineers now work alongside GCP engineers to build solutions that match the scale and value of Paypal’s services.

Home Depot

Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement company, initially relied on in-house data warehousing for inventory, turnover, and analytics. As data analysis became more complex and in-house infrastructure restructuring failed to keep up with capacity, the company switched to Google Cloud’s scalable, serverless Big Query. The rollover resulted in significant reductions across data analyses, including supply chain, customer orders, and store performance dashboard use.

Shopify

Shopify is a cloud-based webshop system that offers comprehensive opportunities for sellers to succeed online. With over 600,000 active users and a Gross Merchandise Value of over 82 billion USD, Shopify is a popular and valuable shopping system worldwide.

The platform operates on Shopify’s servers, offering effortless handling for E-commerce beginners and a monthly fee depending on the version. Shopify’s App and Theme Store provide valuable plugins and shop designs, with over 2,200 apps available, making it one of the world’s most comprehensive platforms for third-party offers in E-commerce.

Freename.io

Freename, a startup that offers innovative naming solutions, has been invited by Google to join its Cloud Startups Program. This program is designed to provide startups with access to products, programs, and best practices, along with support from Google experts.

As part of the program, Freename will receive coverage equivalent to 20% of costs, up to $100,000, for using Google Cloud services during their first year. Additionally, they will have access to mentorship services, workshops, courses, and free training events. Being a part of this program will allow Freename to incorporate new technologies and solutions in a simple and effective way, giving them a competitive edge in the market.

Conclusion

The Google for Startup Cloud Program offers innovative companies a chance to access Google Cloud services, expert support, mentorship, workshops, and training events. By participating in this program, startups can progress quickly and avoid potential technical obstacles that could hinder their growth.

The program aims to assist startups in utilizing the scalability, portability, and efficiency of Google Cloud infrastructure while also benefiting from its open and transparent pricing model. This makes it an excellent opportunity for native digital brands to optimize their operations and achieve operational excellence.

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Accordingly to the day when you will finalise your purchase, you have the right to receive from 1 to 3 NFT Domains for FREE!

Once you have completed your order, within 48h you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain/s.

You can chose on which blockchain you want to mint on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

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Once you have completed your order, you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain value $50 or if you’re lucky a randomly assigned TLD with value $699 (between these: .immersive; .multiverse; .freelancer; .cashback; .hologram)

you can chose on which blockchain you want to mint your NFT Domain/TLD on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

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Why do i Need a Wallet?

Freename domains are blockchain-based assets and would be minted and stored using a wallet. Users are required to mint and manage their domains using a Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallet. It must be a non-custodial wallet, meaning that one must own the private keys to the wallet in order to approve transactions via a signature.

To benefit from Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs, you must have a wallet. This is because Web 3 domains/TLDs are blockchain-based assets. Users can mint and manage their domains using Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallets.

Keep in mind that it must be a non-custodial wallet. You own the private keys to the wallet (in order to approve transactions via a signature).

Are the Domains Associated with ICANN?

ICANN does not manage freename.io domains. Freename.io believes their TLDs/domains must allow customers to operate independently. Freename.io wants to build a utility infrastructure, allowing customers to use their services for valuable and generative purposes. By leveraging blockchain technology, Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs have no centralized authority imposing rules and regulations.

What is a Wallet?

Every blockchain user requires a wallet in order to interact with the network. A wallet is essentially an account on the blockchain where transactions can be sent and received. It is also where one can store blockchain assets such as cryptocurrency or NFTs (non-fungible tokens). There is no personal information associated with a wallet and none is required to create one. A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. The public key can be safely shared with anyone who wishes to send assets to the corresponding wallet, however, the private key should not be shared and is the key to accessing the wallet in the event where access is lost or to create another instance.

A crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet) is software or hardware that enables users to store and use cryptocurrency. With cryptocurrencies, there isn’t any actual money to carry around in a wallet. They exist on the blockchain. Similarly to traditional bank transfers, crypto wallets enable users to send and receive cryptocurrencies, NFTs, etc.

A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. To receive assets, you share your public key associated with your wallet. You should NEVER share your private key.

How do i Claim my Earnings from Freename

ou can withdraw revenues generated passively through a cryptocurrency transfer. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet and, once your withdrawal request is confirmed, the desired amount is pulled from Freename’s reserves and conveniently delivered to you!

Claim your earnings by following these steps:

  1. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet to Freename.io
  2. Request a withdrawal
  3. Receive request confirmation
  4. Receive withdrawal directly to your wallet.

Can i Transfer Domains?

Yes. The domain is stored in your cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred by you after you have minted it. Access your portfolio, select the TLD or Domain you wish to transfer and type the recipient’s address. Afterwards, you must paste the OTP code you received by mail to confirm the transaction. Keep in mind that currently, it is not possible to import the domain that has been transferred, but it will be possible soon!

Yes. Domains are transferable ONLY after a TLD/domain has been minted and stored in a user’s wallet.

To transfer the TLD (or domain), the user must:

  • Access their wallet
  • Select the item they want to transfer
  • Enter the recipient’s address.
  • Confirm the transaction by pasting the OTP received by email

In the future, Freename.io will support importing domains that have been transferred.

What about Trademarks?

Registering a trademark on your Freename Web3 TLD will allow you to protect your web3 TLD and your logo worldwide juridically.

From the moment you deposit a trademark request, your web3 TLD will be protected worldwide for 6 months awaiting for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE.ch) to confirm and register the availability of your TLD.****

A trademark is any symbol, phrase, or word that allows customers to identify a company’s goods or services. Freename is a web3 domain/TLD provider that also provides trademark registration.

A user must reach out to the trademark department to register a trademark. To get your trademark filed for review at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, a user must provide the following:

  1. Complete a Know your customer (KYC)
  2. A list of TLDs they wish to trademark
  3. Proof of payment

Once these conditions are met, it takes one week for the trademark to be reviewed and logo/TLDs to be provided with six months of worldwide protection.

Is Minting the same as Buying?

Purchasing a TLD (or domain) on Freename and minting it on the blockchain are two distinct steps. When you purchase a TLD (or domain), the transaction is recorded in Freename’s database and not on the blockchain. Minting a TLD (or domain) on the blockchain requires a second step: log into the user’s personal area, select the TLD (or domain) and press “mint TLD” (or domain): done! Don’t worry, once you have purchased a Freename domain, no one can take it away from you!

No. Buying and Minting a TLD/domain are two different things.**

Buying **is the process of recording a transaction on Freename’s database and not on the blockchain.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full control over the TLD/domain.

It is very easy to mint a domain/TLD once you purchase it. Simply:

  • Log into your personal area
  • Select the TLD (or domain)
  • Press “mint TLD” (or domain)

What is Domain Minting?

Minting is the process of publishing a Freename domain (or TLD) on the blockchain via your wallet to gain full custody of the domain. This means that the only person that has control over the domain (or TLD) is the person who controls (has access to) the wallet.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full ownership over the domain.

Minting on Freename.io is as simple as the following steps:

  1. Go to the Freename.io website
  2. Enter the TLD/domain you want to buy in the search bar
  3. Add the TLD/domain to your cart
  4. Go to checkout
  5. Create a Freename.io account
  6. Purchase the TLD/domain with cryptocurrency or a credit card
  7. Go to “portfolio and incomes.”
  8. Click on mint TLD/domain

Which domains are Protected?

Protected domains and TLDs are domains and TLDs that we’ve detected are associated with a brand, organization, or notable person. We believe it is important to increase adoption for the next generation of the internet by helping to onboard brands into the Web3 era. If you are interested in applying for a Protected domain, please contact us.

TLDs/Domains associated with a notable person, brand or organization are considered Protected Domains. Protected domains help onboard brands in Web 3 increasing adoption. Protected domains also protect users from others impersonating/stealing their domains.

Reach out to Freename.io to apply for a protected domain.

Why use Freename?

Freename domains are unique by their very nature: only with Freename you can register domains with unique TLDs for your digital identity while passively earning money!

Freename.io is not only the leading TLD and Domains platform in Web 3, but also lets users generate passive income!

Owning a Freename Web 3 TLD entitles users to receive passive income whenever a domain is bought on their TLD. Users can register and mint TLD/domains of their choice if available.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is a string of letters and/or numbers that points to the IP address of the corresponding website. Generally, it is easier to remember a name than a long string of numbers.

A domain name is an address that people type into a browser bar to find a website. It consists of a Top-Level Domain (TLD), everything that comes after the dot, and the Second-Level Domain (SLD), everything that comes before the dot.

For example, “Freename.io” is the domain name, “Freename” is the SLD and “io” is the TLD.

Which Chains are Supported?

Freename has a multi-chain approach. You can choose on which Blockchain to mint your Web3 Domains and TLDs ranging Among Polygon, Cronos, and Binance.

A user can mint a Freename.io domain/TLD on the following blockchains:

  • Polygon
  • Cronos
  • Binance

Freename plans to expand its multi-chain approach by adding blockchains upon which domains can be minted.

Are there Renewal Fees?

No! Once you’ve bought a Freename Domain or TLD, it’s yours forever, no renewal fees ever!

No. There are no renewal fees on Freename.io. Once a user has paid a one-time payment for a domain/TLD, they own it. Forever.

This is the significant advantage of Web 3 domain/TLD over traditional alternatives.

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