The online gaming company Milwaukie is planning to launch a “free web hosting” service for businesses, the company announced Tuesday.
The site, FreeWebHosting.com, will offer a variety of hosting services, including free web domains and hosting for “virtual businesses.”
The new offering comes at a time when more and more businesses are using online gaming platforms to grow their business.
Milwaunkies move to provide virtual hosting services is one of the most successful in the gaming industry.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Milwauna President and CEO, Joe D’Antonio, said the company was “looking to make a real impact” in the online gaming industry, adding that the company has been “doing it for years.”
“We are a virtual company,” D’Anonio said.
“We want to be a platform for the online businesses.
We have a very strong business and customer base, and we are building on that.”
Milwaunking said it would launch the FreeWeb Hosting service in Milwaukee within a month.
Milwauke’s move to make its own online gaming platform comes at an important time.
In April, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill that will allow businesses and individuals to use online gaming as a way to attract and retain employees.
Milwaukee is the first city in the country to offer online gaming services.
Milwa’s announcement came as the state is grappling with an opioid epidemic.
The Milwaukee area has seen an explosion in the use of heroin and other opioids over the last two years, with over 4,000 people dying from the drug in 2016, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Milkwaukee is home to the second-largest concentration of opioid addicts in the United States after New York City.
MilwuKie said it was considering a move to offer virtual hosting for businesses and for people looking to make their own online business.
“I’m going to do this for a couple of years, and hopefully we’ll be able to do it,” Dantonio told TechCrunch.