OurChurch.Com Webmaster Newsletter - August 2004
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What's in a Name?

Greetings OurChurch.Com webmasters,

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IN THIS ISSUE
1) Double Bronze
2) What's in a Name?

1) DOUBLE BRONZE
OurChurch.Com is doubling the disk space for the Bronze package from 50 MB to 100 MB - the size of the old Silver accounts. Anyone who upgrades to the Bronze package will receive 100 MB of space immediately. If you currently have the Bronze package your account will be bumped up to 100 MB when you renew. Keep in mind that you can renew or add months to your term of service at any time. So, if you currently have the Silver package and want us to bump up your account to 100 MB, renew now and we'll increase your disk space as soon as we receive your payment.

2) WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Did you know, on average OurChurch.Com websites that have their own domain name receive 12 times as many hits each month as those that don't? Wow!

If you're at all serious about your website, you've got to have a domain name. Not only is the OurChurch.Com address (e.g. http://www.ourchurch.com/member/e/example/) that comes with the free and plus packages long and hard to remember, but it can leave visitors with a negative impression. It is probably not your intention, but visitors may leave thinking:

  • You are in financial trouble.
  • You do not care very much about your website.
  • You are not committed to your website long-term.
Conversely when you have your own domain name it tells your visitors:
  • You care about your website.
  • You are committed to maintaining your website.
  • You care enough about your visitors to make your address user-friendly.
OurChurch.Com provides free domain name registration and pays the registration fee for all Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Domain sites. If it's worth your time to build a website, it's worth your while to get your own domain name. Go to your webmaster page, and click the "Order & Renew Premium Options" link to upgrade today.

Thanks for all of you who prayed for OurChurch.Com during Hurricane Charley. Our staff and offices were spared. We encourage you to pray for those affected by Charley and leave your prayer requests in our forums.

In His Service,
OurChurch.Com

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If it's worth your time to build a website, it's worth your while to get your own domain name.
Website Spotlight
Christian Biker Tabernacle

Your first thought may be that "Christian" and "Biker" don't belong in the same sentence, but Christian Biker Tabernacle (CBT) is reaching out to bikers and others in Tacoma, WA who are isolated from society and unfortunately not always welcomed into Christian churches. They also operate God's Ranch, a ministry for women in recovery. The CBT website is hosted in a Gold account with the ad-free option and is one of a handful of OCC-hosted sites with video on it.
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