Earlier this summer, Google introduced Google Domains to the world and it's plans to enter into the domain registry business. A 2011 study conducted by White Stratus revealed that almost 20% of companies use Google Apps for Business. As a result, Google Domains could not only be a profitable but smart move for this Internet giant.
Recently by email, I received an exclusive invitation to beta test Google Domains. The service currently only supports top level (TLDs) and available to users in the U.S. The cost to purchase/transfer most TLDs is $12/year. In the email, there was an offer code to not only join the beta but to also purchase or transfer a domain for FREE. I chose to transfer a domain I already own with another provider to test the service out. The process was painless and I was able to transfer my domain within 24 hours.
From my initial usage of the service there are a few great features to highlight:
Here are a few recommendations I have for improving Google Domains:
What questions do you have about Google Domains Beta? Are you considering using the service once it is available for the public?
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