Google is a new registrar?! Really?!

Last Update: June 24, 2014

Google anounced yesterday they want to sell domains and they launched an invite-only service called Google Domains. Google want to help small medium businesses to register and manage their web addresses. Google said in a blog:

"We’re beginning to invite a small number of people to kick the tires on Google Domains" and "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,"

Pow! With this move, Google will competing with companies they partnered with. The most notable is Godaddy. Now Google will be a rival of GoDaddy.

Also one of the big benefits that Google offers some perks that other companies don’t, such private registration that allow you to hide your personal information. Also Google didn’t quoting prices yet but considering the image that Google show in their website could be $12/year.

Google Domain will be not be public right now, it’s encouraging to potential customer to request invite code to test. Why?! Google says:

“we’re giving a small group of people the ability to buy and transfer domains through it and send feedback on their experience. (You currently need an invitation code to do so, sorry!) We want input on all the ways we can help make finding, buying, transferring and managing a domain a simple and transparent experience.”

You can request your code on Google Domains.

Controversies?!

Of course, It's Google what do you expect?! Well many folks will accuse Google on favouring domains registered with them!

Now tell me. What is your thoughts.

P.S. I requested a code so I know the answer won't be automatically and I have to wait. If I got that code, I will test and let you know. :)

Jorge

Image credits: Google Domains

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ChristphrLee Premium
wow, thanks for info Jorge! I wonder what made Google want to get into domains now?! Hmm, well, guess we'll see how that works out.

You're so helpful and always giving such good insight and advice!! Thanks man, I hope to be like you one day!!

Ok there, now send that $5 to my paypal please. :p

-Chris
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jespinola Premium
Chris,

Yeah Google is late for registering domains. In fact, they are making some test to see if will be have popular or give them more revenue. Who knows.

LOL. $5. Joy. :(
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apache1 Premium Plus
I am also wondering on how well will such sites rank on Google hmm I wonder?
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jespinola Premium
That's why the controversy Andre, If only those domain hosted at Google ranks very well ranks, Google will be in a serious problem.

Or once again maybe Google wants to track how people use their domains and change the code for searches in the future. Who knows!
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TonyRidgeway Premium
Wow, this is a huge setup for them to lose their credibility. This is certainly a very dark grey area for Google.
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jespinola Premium
Hey Tony,

Yeah you are right, this definitely will be a dark gray area to Google. Hmmm I can't wait to test, because they are offering some interesting perks. I also love the possibility about "Private domain registration" is free on Google. :)
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Labman Premium Plus
If you use the feature and search for a domain name, you will automatically get an invite. That's the rumor, haven't tried yet.
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jespinola Premium
Hey Craig,

I tried to transfer a domain and show me a popup about if I have the invte code type it and enjoy if not request one. I did it.

If I have that invoite code I will test and let you know. :)
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steveo5770 Premium
Interesting question. I think that if Google were to favor domains sold by them, they would lose credibility as a viable search engine and not sure they would want to risk that. I think their advertising revenues will still outweigh the profits from domain sales.
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jespinola Premium
Hey Steve,

I love Google but as you know some folks are against Google. If Google does, yeah they will lose credibility and no body will search on Google, well maybe not at all.

That's why Google is beta test mode to see will be viable or not. :)
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