DreamHost Announcements

DreamHost and Google are Talking!

We’re talking with Google! But it’s not what you think!

We’re talking with Google! But it’s not what you think!

We have no plans to sell DreamHost to anyone – not even Google! Even they couldn’t afford the eleventy-billion dollars that it would take for us to even consider selling out!

However! They are still trying their hardest to make themselves appear to be a more attractive suitor by enabling XMPP federation on Google Talk today! What this means is that DreamHost customers who are running their own Jabber servers @their own domains (a free feature included with all of our hosting packages!) can now add Google Talk users to their contact lists – and vice versa!

Go ahead – try it now! If you’re logged in to your DreamHost-provided Jabber account, try adding username@gmail.com! It’ll work! Honest! Or if you’re logged into Google Talk, try adding username@dreamhostaccount.com. Again – works!

We’ve been singing Jabber’s praises for three and a half years now! If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of open-source instant messaging why not start today? If you’re a DreamHost customer just visit the Goodies : Jabber IM section of your account control panel to get started!

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Brett D.

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