Google announced in these days its new domain service. The service, which is not active yet, will allows you to buy and manage domain names. Google Domains, this is the name of the service, also helps you build your site, set up email addresses, and manage hosting. In other words will be possible to run and entire website without ever leaving the Google ecosystem.
The service will partner with several website building partners including Shopify, Weebly, Squarespace and Wix. With the Domain service, we will get 100 branded email addresses and up to 100 custom subdomains. Visitors will be also routed through Google’s own DNS system, so they can expect a fast, dependable connection.
The price is not yet quoted, although a window on the Google Domains site suggests that registering a domain will cost $12 a year.
The decision represent a competition move against the ex partner GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar.
For using this latest Google service we will have to wait, although a beta version is available at this link.