In the months since revealing the service, Google says it’s received some useful feedback from early testers. But now Google’s domain registration service is now in open, public beta in the United States. Google Domains was initially available through an invite-based system when it was launched in June 2014 and now, for prices starting at $12 per year, Google will help you secure a domain name and toss in added benefits like private registration, email forwarding to Gmail, support for as many as 100 sub-domains, and domain forwarding.
Google Domains has improved its dashboard, now supports over 60 domain endings (.company, .florist, .coffee, etc.), and has the ability to browse templates from the partners mentioned above, and a better search tool for finding you the right URL. For those outside the US, Google points to a page where you can sign up to be notified when Google Domains goes international.
The company has integrated a number of partners that specialize in helping users quickly build websites, including Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix. (You’ll pay extra if you decide to take advantage of those services.) Today, Google announced that it’s also added full support for Blogger — another of its projects — making it dead simple to link a new domain with your existing blog.
Other traditional places where you can sign up for a domain for your business is Yahoo Domains, and GoDaddy.
The custom domain name allows you to setup your website with a domain name you’ve already registered. D
omain names purchased from either Yahoo or GoDaddy, and now Google Domains function exactly the same. Both registrars allow you to register in yearly increments with savings when you register for more than one year at a time. Most companies let you choose to host your website(s) with them or use a separate host.
For Google Domains registration, pricing and management tool, go to Google Domains website.