How to Get the Free Edition of Google Apps (One Mailbox)

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You can use a workaround (for now) (Score:5, Informative)
by Morris Thorpe (762715) Alter Relationship on Friday December 07, @03:13PM (#42215075)

I was able to register for a single-user free account this morning by doing this.

http://www.labnol.org/internet/google-apps-free/26926/ [labnol.org]

How to Get the Free Edition of Google Apps (One Mailbox)

Alternatively, here’s a quick and simple workaround that will still let you sign-up for the free edition of Google Apps even though Google has officially retired the free edition – all you need is a free Gmail or Google account.

Go to appengine.google.com, sign-in with your Google Account, a standard account johndoe@gmail.com NOT a domain GMail account and create a new Application. You may fill in any dummy date and click the “Create Application” button.
Open the “Dashboard” and on the next screen, click the link that says “Application Settings.”
Scroll down a little (refer to the video tutorial) and choose “Add Domain” to associate a domain with your App Engine application.
That’s it. Now you should see a special link* to sign-up for the free edition of Google Apps. You may either use your existing domain or buy one through Google Apps.

[*] You have to access this link through App Engine as Google Apps checks the HTTP Referrer information before serving up the sign-up page for the free edition of Google Apps.

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