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Big G Launches Google Domains Business

Just a week or so after the announcement that Google would move under the umbrella of “Alphabet,” I received an invitation-style promotion in my mailbox about “Google Domains.”

Watch as I open the announcement:

The promotion announces “what you’ll get when you switch to Google Domains.” Then it goes on to list 3 benefits of what they deem most desireable in a registrar.

3 Top Benefits of Registering with Google

1) private registration, included at no additional cost

Well, after all, Google knows a LOT about us already!

2) Seamless integration with Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix and Blogger

3) Secure and reliable hosting with easy-to-reach chat, phone, and email support

And it all starts from $12 per year.

This is the page I was directed to: https://domains.google.com/about/

 

3e10a275a1e0e8c6a1a2b0d5_1920-1024x681Here’s the scoop, which I found after drilling around a bit:

“We have partnered with Key-Systems GmbH to offer many more TLDs which we resell from them. This does not affect the cost and Google Domains is still your point of contact for registration services, help, and support. However, Key-Systems GmbH may be listed in your WHOIS data as the registrar of record for some domains.”

Your Options for TLDs

Google Domains can be your registrar of record if your domain registration is under one of these TLDs:

.com
.net
.org
.us
.biz
.info

One thing is certain, the Google Domains Help Center is a great place to find everything you always wanted to know about domains but were afraid to ask!

Sure, I’ll be buying my next domain from Google. I’ll be interested to see if it gets any more attention than my non-G domains. I may even transfer a domain to see what that experience is like.

If you’ve purchased a Google Domain, be sure to comment below and let us know how it went for you!

Note: I’ve learned since posting this, Google has been offering this service for over a year already.

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