Google has this week announced the launch of a new Google Domains registration service which it is currently in the process of building, that will enable users to register domains.
After all these years of not offering a Google Domain registration service it seems a little strange why Google would now be moving into this area of business and competing with well established companies in this area such as GoDaddy and others.
But the move does make sense in another way and perhaps Google has now seen a way that it can make money or tie in with other companies to help expand their reach even further. Google revealed that it is currently in talks with top website building providers like Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix.com to offer website creation tools and hosting services for customers of their service explaining:
“Google Domains isn’t fully-featured yet, but we’re giving a small group of people the ability to buy and transfer domains through it and send feedback on their experience. (You currently need an invitation code to do so, sorry!) We want input on all the ways we can help make finding, buying, transferring and managing a domain a simple and transparent experience.
We also want to make sure our customer support and infrastructure works flawlessly, and that we have the right additional services (like mobile website creation tools and hosting services from a range of providers, as well as domain management support).”
For more information on the new Google Domain registration service jump over to the Google+ website for details of the announcement or the official Google Domains site.