After the launch of Google Domains (Although in Beta and U.S only),many Bloggers and business owners using Google Apps for Work,Standard and Education users are excited to use Google’s new service where Google is itself a domain registrar.Earlier Google used to register domains through it’s partners either Godaddy or Enom.Also such domain registration was only possible during initial signup through Google Apps and Google used to charge $10/year for a .com/.net/.org domains.Transferring domains from another register to Google Apps was not possible.Also,the domain registration included free whois privacy protection service which would hide public whois data for free.
Recently,One of it’s partner named Enom has stopped offering whois privacy protection service for free and it is only free for initial free term of 1 year.Hence,now privacy protection has been disabled for all the domains registered through Enom when domain name is renewed. Also the Domain could be registered only for a period of One year as Google was not acting as registrar and it was refraining from entering with long contract of 10 years.It was also not using it’s DNS servers and using the DNS servers of it’s partners.
Now,Google is registering and transferring the domains and handling the Domain business by itself.Also Google uses it’s own DNS servers and it’s cloud technology which is same that is used for it’s own sites including google.com (Search Engine).
Google says“Every time you visit a website, your computer performs what’s called a “DNS lookup”. When you manage a domain with us, you get to use the same DNS servers as Google. This means your domain will connect quickly and reliably to your website. We include 10 million resolutions per year for each domain you register with Google Domains”
It is very clear that using Google’s DNS servers will help your domain get connected quickly and reliably to your website or Blog.
Here are some Important features of Google Domains:-
- No additional cost for private registration
- Branded emails:- Create up to 100 email aliases with your domain, such as help@your_company.com or sales@your_company.com, and have them forwarded to existing email accounts, like email@example.com. This way, your email is a professional reflection of your business.(Note:- This is not like Google Apps email services but email aliases used to Forward emails to your gmail address)
- Easy domain forwarding
- Customizable sub-domains
- Fast, secure and reliable Internet infrastructure with Google
- Simple domain management tools
- Easy integration with top website builders
- New domain endings
- Support for domains related issues over email and phone too.
Google Domains can register or transfer domains for a maximum period of 10 years and the pricing depends on respective gtlds. A .com domain new registration or transfer costs $12/year.Also,Google’s account security features and security against unauthorized access to domains and Hackers etc is a plus point and should be taken very seriously by online business owners and Bloggers.
Considering all the above features and advantages it would be wise decision to transfer your existing domains from Google Apps i.e Enom or Godaddy to Google Domains to enjoy reliable,fast,secure and clean interface with affordable pricing and free whois privacy protection which comes with every domain registered or transferred to Google.