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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.



Revenue Model

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:

  1. Premium services fees. (For sites that want to exceed the limits of the free service.)
  2. Private branding fees. (For sites that want to remove Master.com's branding and/or run only their own advertisements.)
  3. Open Directory keyword placement fees. (For sites that want to show up when users enter certain keywords into an Open Directory search.)
  4. Traditional Internet advertising.
  5. Fee-based custom application development. (For sites that want customization outside the scope of Master.com.)



Background

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 ever created.

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 Davis-ZDNet.



Help and Contact Information

Those with technical questions about Master.com--both current users and those considering using Master.com--should use the Help 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 posts first. If your question is new, you'll receive a reply within 24 hours.


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