Bigfoot Introduces Permanent Web Page Redirection
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Bigfoot Partners introduced permanent Web page redirection as a free service for its members.
Named PermaWeb, the service turns home page addresses into what the vendor calls "lifelong points of contact for friends, relatives and business associates."
Lenny Barshack, CEO and co-founder of Bigfoot, said: "The Bigfoot for Life service is part of our effort to make the Internet more functional for the end-user. With the free PermaWeb service we offer consumers a way to stake their claim on the web and never have to worry about changing their homepage addresses, no matter how many times they change Web hosting services."
Under the PermaWeb scheme, users are assigned a URL (such as www.bigfoot.com/ jsmith) that automatically redirects a page request to the member's current Web address. Hence, even if the member has recently changed his or her Web hosting service, users will still be able to use the permanent address. To make the scheme work properly, members need to change their profile at the Bigfoot site whenever they change the physical address of their home pages.