Google Domains

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Google Domains
Google Domains logo.png
Area served[1] Australia
Brazil
Canada
France
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
Spain
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
IndustryDomain name registration
Websitedomains.google
Commercialyes
LaunchedJune 13, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-13)

Google Domains is a internet domain name registration service offered by Google.[2]

Google Domains offers domain registration (including private domain registration), DNS hosting, DNSSEC, Dynamic DNS, domain forwarding, and email forwarding.[3] It also offers one-click DNS configuration that connects the domains with Blogger, Google Sites, Squarespace, Wix.com, Weebly and Shopify.[4][5] The service is accredited by ICANN.

Google Domains was publicly launched under a beta test mode on January 13, 2015[3] and still remains in beta as of January 2020.

Trivia[edit]

On September 29, 2015, a former Google employee Sanmay Ved managed to buy the Google.com domain from Google via Google Domains, and gain full webmaster control.[6] Google later acknowledged the purchase, and rewarded Ved with the sum of 6006.13 dollars. He in turn asked to donate the reward to charities.[7] As a result, Google doubled the amount. The reason for the unusual amount was that it should represent the Google lettering.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Is Google Domains available in my country?
  2. ^ Kumparak, Greg (June 23, 2014). "Google Gets Into Domain Sales". TechCrunch.
  3. ^ a b Perez, Sarah (January 13, 2015). "Google Domains Launches To All In U.S. With Support For Blogger Integration, Templates And More Domain Endings". TechCrunch. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  4. ^ Lisota, Kevin (January 15, 2015). "Google Domains: Useful for some small business owners, but useless in many cases". GeekWire. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  5. ^ Pinola, Melanie (January 13, 2015). "You Can Now Buy and Sell Domain Names on Google Domains". LifeHack. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  6. ^ Carson, Biz (30 September 2015). "This guy bought 'Google.com' from Google for one minute". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ Carson, Biz (8 October 2015). "Google rewarded the guy who bought Google.com, and he donated it all to charity". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Finderlohn für Domain - Kurzzeitiger Kauf von Google.com bringt 12.000 Dollar". spiegel.de (in German). Spiegel Online. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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