Today, one of the first place people go to find information about business is the website. Sadly almost half of the small businesses community still don’t have their own website. In this context, Google seems to be aggressively testing its very own domain registration service called Google Domains, which would compete with already established domain registration services like GoDaddy, OnlineNIC, eNom etc, to help users search, find, purchase and transfer domains – whether it’s .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the Web.
Aimed at businesses, the new Google Domains service would allow users to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business and in this regards, the compay has already started working with some of the website building providers including Shopify, Wix.com, Squarespace, and Weebly among many more.
Currently Google Domains service is offering users the ability to buy and transfer domains through it and send feedback on their experience. The service is available only to a closed group of users for beta testing.
We’re beginning to invite a small number of people to kick the tires on Google Domains, a domain registration service we’re in the process of building. 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.
Google is currently testing their Google Domain service to gain input on all the ways to help make finding, buying, transferring and managing a domain a simple and transparent experience to ensure that customer support and infrastructure works flawlessly, and include right additional services like mobile website creation tools and hosting services from a range of partner service providers.
Google already has most of the accompanying services such as Google Wallet to make transactions, and Google Apps for managing the domain, in place.
According to this post, the company working with some of the top website building providers like +Shopify, +Squarespace, +Weebly, and +Wix.com to help make Google Domain happen and soon provide all of the features.
There will be no added costs for private registrations as Google says that “if private registration is selected, we cover the cost of keeping your details private.”
Check out the first cut of what we’re working on at www.google.com/domains and request for a registration code.