Are you thinking of getting a new super cool domain name? Then, this is your catch/chance and you shouldn’t miss it for anything.
Whenever I want to get a new domain name(I buy one every day), it used to be either Godaddy or Namecheap. I prefer Namecheap now for domain name registration because of their affordable prices.
You too will agree with me that when it comes to buying/registering domain names, Godaddy and Namecheap are the chief contenders. Just like Apple and Samsung in the mobile smartphone business, domain name registration has its favorite guys.
With Google(Google Domains) joining the bandwagon of domain name registration sites, this is going to bring a serious competition in the domain name registration scene. Godaddy and Namecheap now have an alternative and a bigger one at that.
When Google decides to do anything, it’s always going to blow your mind away to the moon. Google has one of the best infrastructure and service when it comes to search, email, web storage, etc.
Before you start running to Google Domains, here are some really important things you need to know about the new and freshly baked domain name registrar.
Here are the features you will get from Google Domains with every domain.
- A custom email with G Suite
With G-Suite from Google, you can let your email address stand out with a professionally branded email. Look professional with branded email like you@yourcompany.
Google G Suite is an optional service that lets you easily create email addresses for you and your team and includes helpful business tools like shared calendars, video meetings, and online storage.
- Privacy included at no additional cost
Privacy included at no additional cost? Sounds superb. When other domain name registration sites will charge you for WHOIS protection, Google Domains says no. When you purchase or transfer a domain name, privacy included is almost always an option (some domain name endings do not support this feature).
If privacy included is selected, Google Domains service covers the cost of keeping your details private (e.g. your name, address, and other contact information).
Sounds awesome, right?
- Easy integration with top website builders
When you purchase or transfer a domain to Google Domains, you can immediately start creating your website with one of any popular website building providers.
Plans vary in cost, and options include secure and reliable hosting, customizable templates, and powerful features like drag & drop creation and mobile site-management
- New domain name endings
If you love new domain name endings like my friend Beejay, then Google Domains has it too.
New domain name endings like .guru and .photography and more will become available as time goes on. With new domain names ending on Google Domains, you will be able to personalize your online presence.
- Customizable sub-domains
Google Domains has more personalization options to suit your web needs. You can have up to 100 sub-domains, such as blog.example.com and shop.example.com which will allow you to create unique pages within your website.
- Fast, secure, and reliable Internet infrastructure with Google
When it comes to Google, every doubt is put aside. How fast is google.com when you type it into your browser? Or, how fast do search results show up?
It’s blazing fast, like the twinkle of an eye.
When you manage a domain with at Google Domains, you get to use the same DNS servers as Google. This means your domain name will connect quickly and reliably to your website. This will make your website standout and also improve your site’s SEO.
- Simple domain management tools
Nobody wants a headache after buying a domain name with complicated setups. Google Domains has a set of simple-to-use, and robust domain management tools are at your disposal:
- Set up Dynamic DNS to keep your domain pointing to the same computer even when the IP address changes
- Add and manage resource records: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA, SPF, SRV, TXT
- Use Google Synthetic Records for integration with Google App Engine, subdomain forwarding, and G Suite setup
- Add and manage name servers
- Configure TTL
- Domain Locking
- Email forwarding
You can create up to 100 email aliases with your domain, such as help@yourdomain or sales@yourdomain, and have them forwarded to existing email accounts, like your Gmail email, e.g email@example.com
When it comes to customer support, a lot of domain name registrars fail woefully. With Google Domains, you can access 24/7 support in many languages. You can contact support on Google Domains via Chat, Email or Phone.
Google Domains is still on Beta. This means it’s still a work in progress and it isn’t currently available in every country. But everything looks perfect already, for now.
Here are FAQs on Google Domains
- Can I get any domain name from Google Domains?
Yes, you can. Google Domains offer a lot of popular TLD domain names with other new domain name endings you will love. You could get cool domain names and add additional subdomains with other features.
- How much can I get a domain name from Google Domains?
The pricing for domains at Google Domains depends on the domain ending or top-level domain (TLD), such as “.com,” or “.org”. Usually, it starts at 12 dollars per year.
- Can I transfer my domain from another registrar to Google Domains?
Oh yes. You can transfer your domain from other domain name registrars to Google domains. When you transfer your domain(s) to Google, you get easy domain management, privacy protection and access to 24/7 support via phone, chat or email.
You can even transfer domains between Google Domain accounts if you want.
- How do I renew my domain on Google Domains?
Just the way Google makes its services easy to use, it’s easy to renew your domain. After you purchase a domain, you can renew your domain manually before it expires or set up automatic renewal. If you set up automatic renewal, you will receive an email before each renewal with the opportunity to cancel it.
- Is Google Domains available in every country?
Actually, Google Domains isn’t available for every country. Google Domains is currently available for users in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- What are the TLDs(Top Level Domains) supported by Google Domains and their prices?
Google Domains supports the following top-level domains (TLDs):
Prices subject to change without notice. Prices are per year of registration unless noted otherwise. Prices do not include taxes. You can click on any TLD to find more info.
|.ca||$12 USD.ca domains require Canadian presence. For details, see the CIRA Policies, Rules, and Procedures.|
|.co||$30 USD.co domains allow only 1 to 5 years of registration.|
|.co.in||$11 USD.co.in domains do not allow private registration.|
|.design||$40 USD.design domains allow only 1 to 9 years of registration.|
|.in||$12 USD.in domains do not allow private registration.|
|.online||$30 USD.online domains allow only 1 to 9 years of registration.|
|.site||$20 USD.site domains allow only 1 to 9 years of registration.|
|.store||$50 USD.store domains allow only 1 to 9 years of registration.|
|.tech||$40 USD.tech domains allow only 1 to 9 years of registration.|
I hope you could find all the info you need concerning Google Domains.
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