Is Master.com Appropriate for My Site?
Master.com is a collection of remotely hosted (aka cloud based) applications for those
designing, developing and managing web sites. Master.com integrates
seamlessly and easily into your site. There are very few limits on the
potential use of Master.com's products. Current users include:
- Commercial sites of many varieties including business-to-business
exchanges, community sites, retail e-commerce sites, and content sites.
- Non-commercial sites including educational sites, government sites, and
nonprofit organizations' sites.
Master.com is committed to offering high-value services free. We can do
this because our free products are supported by revenue. The Master.com
model is based upon 5 distinct revenue streams:
- Premium services fees.
(For sites that want to exceed the limits of the free service.)
- Private branding fees.
(For sites that want to remove Master.com's branding and/or run
only their own advertisements.)
- Open Directory keyword placement fees.
(For sites that want to show up when users enter certain keywords
into an Open Directory search.)
- Traditional Internet advertising.
- Fee-based custom application development.
(For sites that want customization outside the scope of Master.com.)
Master.com was established in June, 2000 to bring enterprise-class
software, by way of the Cloud, to a new group of users: those who aren't in the position to
purchase a license. Master.com is committed to offering, free of charge,
a growing group of web applications that are among the most powerful
Master.com is a sister company to Thunderstone - EPI, Inc., the creators
of the software behind Master.com.
Thunderstone is an independent R&D company that has provided
state-of-the-art solutions to intelligent information retrieval and
management problems for more than 20 years. Daily, more Internet
searches are conducted using Thunderstone software than any other
package. Thunderstone has more than 1,000 licensed customers using its
flagship product, Texis, the most comprehensive text retrieval and
publishing software. Customers include Amazon.com, Associated Press,
AT&T, Barrons Magazine, Dow Jones & Company, Ebay, Go2net.com, Hewlett
Packard, Home Shopping Network, Hotjobs.com, Isearch.com, McDonnell
Douglas, Network Publishing Inc. (NPI), Novell, QVC, Pacific Telesis
Group (PACTEL), Sandia National Labs, The BBC, The Smithsonian, Upside
Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weather.com and Ziff
Help and Contact Information
Those with technical questions about Master.com--both current users and
those considering using Master.com--should use the
link on this and most other pages on the site. The Master.com Help
Forums are monitored by our development staff. Your issue
may have already been posted by another user, so please check existing
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