Website builder BaseKit has added its first Moroccan web hosting partner Genious Communications

Website Builder BaseKit Adds Moroccan Hosting Partner Genious Communications

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Moroccan domain registrar and web hosting provider Genious Communications announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with website builder BaseKit to power its GeniousKit web building service.

This news comes as cloud hosting provider Gandi launched its website builder with BaseKit to offer its the ability to create customers iOS compatible mobile sites.

Established in 2003, Genious Communications has five offices in Morocco and is looking to expand in to other Arabic-speaking countries. BaseKit says GeniousKit is the first launch of its kind in North Africa, which could help Genious expand its customer base.

“This is a tremendous partnership for us, not only because it marks an expansion into a new country but also that we are developing an Arabic version with Genious that will allow all businesses in the region to build their own websites really cost-effectively and with ease,” David Meers, VP of sales, BaseKit said in a statement.

BaseKit is offered in several languages already, including Portuguese and Spanish.

BaseKit works with more than 40 web hosts, telecommunications firms and technology providers worldwide to deilver its website builder. Recently, it partnered with Host Europe, HostGator and Netcetera. Most web hosting providers offer website builders as a free value-add to their hosting plans.

“We chose to partner with BaseKit as its platform is streets ahead of the competition,” Hamza Aboulfeth, CEO and founder of Genious Communications said in a statement. “We feel privileged to be the first to offer this type of solution in North Africa and are excited to also be developing an Arabic version of the platform with BaseKit which we hope to roll out later in the year.”

BaseKit features a WYSIWYG interface for beginners, but also provides tools that allow for HTML and CSS editing. It incorporates social media features, more than 100 customizable templates, and ecommerce capabilities.

In April, South African web design firm and BaseKit customer Freedom Studios talked to the WHIR about its white-labeled website building platform using BaseKit called Berrry.

Last month, Genious announced that it partnered with domain registry LogicBoxes to increase its domain extension portfolio and help it become ICANN accredited.

Recently, there have been reports of restrictions on the use of various online services in Morocco, such as Skype.

Talk back: What options have you explored in terms of website building technology? Would you consider working with BaseKit? Let us know in a comment.

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  1. BaseKit, while seeming to be in flux needs to identify with the discontinued site buider SiteZen. So far no one has filled that void when it comes to WYSIWYG and drag drop. It was a great no code builder and to duplicate it exactly would be just fine.