The group of Net service providers, including America Online, British Telecom, Netcom Online Communication Services, and US West have agreed to provide the hosting package that allows users to self-subscribe to Domino-based collaborative applications.
Developed jointly by Lotus and Interliant, Domino Instant Host allows the deployment of Web-based groupware applications that end users can access from outside of their companies' firewalls.
According to International Data Corporation, the market for this type of Web-based shared applications will grow to more than $400 million by 2000.
Lotus said Domino Instant Host lets service providers manage billing, and track and maintain applications in a shared Domino server environment.
Domino Instant Host is now available for Windows NT-based servers. Pricing is based on customer use of the applications on a monthly basis, and electronic keys for activating instances of applications written for the platform are available at Lotus's e-commerce site linked to the Instant Host Web site. Key prices are based on volume and begin at $500 for a 375 user instance month key.