In late June, Google announced that it would begin providing domain name registration services. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it will impact the big players like GoDaddy, Network Solutions and 1&1, to name a few. How so?
- Private registration will be included with the domain name registration fee. Big players currently charge extra for this feature.
- Google will provide branded email services with their registration fee ([email protected]). Some of the big players include email with their packages, but many use email service as an “add on” and charge for it.
- Google has developed relationships with several web-based, drag and drop website building engines that plug in to their domain services. [Note: Just because this tool is available doesn’t mean everyone should be developing their business website. Believe it or not, there is significant thought and expertise put into successful websites.]
You can read more about the features of Google Domains by visiting https://domains.google.com/about/features.html#resource-records.
Google Domains is currently in beta (by invite only) and not being made available to the masses just yet. Stay tuned; I am sure this will create a buzz in the online community very soon.