Google is now starting to sell domain names. This means that Google is now competing against NameCheap.com and GoDaddy.com, which just filed for an initial public offering. Google has launched a small private beta for a domain registration service that is called Google Domains.
Here is what Google Domains, includes:
– Free private registration, allowing you to mask your name/address/etc. from Whois searches without having to pay a third-party service
– Free email forwarding from firstname.lastname@example.org to your personal Gmail inbox
– Free domain forwarding
– Support for up to 100 sub-domains
– Plans to support all of the crazy new domain endings that will roll out over the next few years (like .guru and .club)
Google is also promising full phone support for Google Domain customers. Google Domains is by invite only right now. You will have to visit the Google Domains website, click the “Manage my domains” button, login, and then hit the “Request an invite” button.
The catch: as mentioned, this is a tiny private beta for now. Want to try to get in? Go to Google Domains, click the ?Manage my domains? button, log in, then hit the ?Request an invite? button.
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