Google Enters To Domain Registration Business, Calls It “Google Domains”

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The search giant Google is now into the domain registration business. On Monday it announced an invite-only service called Google Domains for registering internet domain names for websites. The service is going to compete with companies like GoDaddy and BigRock. The website seems simple yet elegant and currently only people having invitation code can use the service. We have requested an invitation code but not yet received any response from the Google side.

Google Domains: Domain Registration Service From Google

Google announced this service on Google+ Your Business account which states,

We’re beginning to invite a small number of people to kick the tires on Google Domains [http://goo.gl/pHvjoO], a domain registration service we’re in the process of building. Businesses will be able to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business – whether it’s .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the Web.

While we’re still building out all of the features, our goal is to make Google Domains more widely available soon. You can check out the first cut of what we’re working on at www.google.com/domains

So what’s make Google Domains different from the other registrars. Here is the list of the features which is being offered by Google for free which are paid services at other domain registrars.

  • Free private registration
  • Free email forwarding
  • Free domain forwarding
  • Support for up to 100 sub-domains
  • New domain extensions like .guru and .club

Google also promised to give full customer support via phone calls which makes the service more reliable as Google do not provide phone assistance for most of its product and services.

Before this GoDaddy and BigRock was the pioneer in Indian as well as global domain industry, but this move by Google may give a tough competition to these domain registrars.

Want to try the service? Go to Google Domains, click the “Manage my domains” button and click on “I’d like to request an invitation code”. Fill the form and wait until the big G send you an invitation code. There’s no commitment from Google about how many invitation codes will be sent out but you can always try your luck.

Asish is one of the core members of The Startup Journal. Pursuing his B.Tech degree, he is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. He has been featured as an student entrepreneur in NDTV Profit and received certificate from International School of Entrepreneurship Education.