Google Domains enters public beta

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Date: Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 10:03
Category: News, Software


This could come in handy.

According to VentureBeat, Google on Tuesday announced that Google Domains, the company’s domain registration service, is now available to all in the U.S. While the invitation restriction has been lifted in the company’s home country, other countries still have to wait – you can sign up here to be notified when the service arrives in your country.

Google Domains first went into testing in June 2014, with the goal of helping businesses not just get online, but to build a proper online presence. To pull this off, Google partnered with website building providers Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix.

Google Domains is also getting new features, which Google says are “thanks in large part to the feedback we received from our early beta testers.” First up, the company has improved the search and suggestion experience when you’re looking for your domain name. This is tied to the fact there are now over 60 new domain endings available.

The service has also gained a simple dashboard for managing your domain, website, and email settings. You can now also browse website template themes and compare the plans and features of the aforementioned website building providers.

Blogger integration has arrived so you can easily connect your blog to your domain. Finally, Dynamic DNS is now available, so you can set up your domain and keep it pointing to the same computer even when the IP address changes.

As of now, the service technically remains in beta, but could definitely be worth trying out. If you’ve had a chance to play around with Google Domains and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “Google Domains enters public beta”

  1. RT @JasonOGrady: Google Domains enters public beta