Google is inviting everyone who wants to have their own Internet address to try out its newly-launched domain name registration service. Google Domains was launched on Monday without much fanfare. The service is currently on invite-only beta mode and is being praised for its easy procedures to set up an address on the Web using simple management tools.
Before offering this serviice, Google has redirected those interested in registering domains to “partner companies” like GoDaddy and eNom.
There is a catch, however, in registering your domain name under Google Domains: the company will cover the cost for private registration, which includes keeping the domain owner’s name, address, and contact information from the public.
The service also offers branded email, like you@your_company.com, as well as forwarding to other domains.
As for its cost, Google does not list its prices for registering a new domain name, asking potential users to apply for a trial code. However, one of the photos posted on its web page indicate that one-year registration starts at $12.
Google Domains is taking on GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registration service servicing over 57 million domains. The company filed for a $100 million IPO earlier this month.
Source: PC World