This is Haroon, the CEO and founder of Freewebs. First off, I want to express how excited I am about all the new features we have been able to release and the incredibly creative ways in which you are all using them. From membership and profiles, to forums and videos, we have seen an explosion of community activity on your sites. In addition, users really enjoy using our new apps like webstores and calendars to do more with their sites. So as part of our continued growth and evolution as a company, we have also decided to finally formally change the name of our service from Freewebs to just simply, Webs. Nothing in this name change will affect your site, however, you will be seeing a new homepage fairly soon.
Why the change?
When we began Freewebs, we were focused on making websites accessible to everyone. Being free was a big part of that focus for us. While we will continue offering our services free of charge, we believe our product is much more than just another free website builder. Our new community enabling features and apps unleash the ability for sites to turn into online communities that interact and contribute with the site’s content and each other. This makes for far more interesting and engaging websites. Changing the name to Webs.com helps emphasize the “webs” that connect us all together and make everything more meaningful, over the fact that we are “free”. (Plus, its a nice short URL 🙂 )
Will our services still be free?
Of course! We have always been dedicated to offering our services for free, while providing additional value added features for premium members.
What if my URL has Freewebs.com in it?
Your URL will not change at all, and you can continue using your Freewebs URL as long as you want. If you want to switch to using a webs.com URL as your primary address, you can do so in the My Account section. Either way, your Freewebs URL will continue to work.
So when you see the new logo and homepage, don’t worry, we are still and always will be the same great service you have all come to know. We also have a bunch of new features launching as well, you’ll hear about those soon.