New release of Windows Live Custom Domains is out.

The team is proud to introduce the latest release of Windows Live Custom Domains for you to try out. Visit the new site at http://domains.live.com. We have worked hard to incorporate your feedback into this release, and want to thank all of you for trying our service during the Beta period. Here are the major […]

The team is proud to introduce the latest release of Windows Live Custom Domains for you to try out. Visit the new site at http://domains.live.com. We have worked hard to incorporate your feedback into this release, and want to thank all of you for trying our service during the Beta period.

Here are the major highlights of this release:

  • The most noticeable improvement is in the user interface. We think the new UI will make navigation easier than ever.
  • We've introduced an exciting new feature called Open Membership (more details below).
  • We've improved our error messages and added contextual Help.
  • We've increased our browser support to include Firefox and the upcoming IE7. And we work on Mosaic and Opera (these 2 browsers not officially supported).

Open Membership will allow you to create e-mail accounts in your domain directly from your website. This is a great way for clubs and affinity groups to reach out to a broad audience and create communities of users with your domain name included in their Windows Live ID. And all you have to do is register your domain with the service, select Open Membership, and add webpage code that we provide to allow users to sign up. Let us know what you think about this new feature.

We hope you enjoy the improved service. Note that we have closed down comments on this blog site since we want to devote the site to announcing updates. We still value your feedback and encourage you to visit ourĀ feedback siteĀ and our new developer site

Windows Live Custom Domains