Google Apps rocks, we all know that. Google knows we know that. So they yanked the rug off our feet. Google Apps started with 500 free users then 50, then 10. Now nothing.
Some of my friends have joined the vanity bandwagon of your firstname.lastname@example.org but as vain guys go, we are cheap. We want free hosting of our emails and we want the best. So with no free Google Apps, what can we do?
Here comes Outlook.com or Windows Live Domain. A free option of vanity emails with 500 users to boot. Setting up one is actually easier than Google but the features suck. Apart from the emails, nothing decent you can do with it. Ok, it supports MSN messenger but who uses that these days? Maybe my granny.
So if you want somethingcrazy.com as your email head here to read about how to set it up: http://www.labnol.org/internet/setup-outlook-on-custom-domain/24699/