Google’s domain name registrar is no longer in beta after seven years
Seven very long years ago began offering users a way to purchase a domain without having to deal with a hosting provider. Now has finally come out of beta as a full-fledged product.
According to Google, to date, millions of people have used the service to manage a domain. It has added more features and tools to domains over the years. People from 26 countries can now use the full version of the service.
Of course, Domains is linked to other Google services. Customers can, of course, use their domain in their email address. You can create a website or store with Google Sites and use it on a business profile on Maps and in search. Google’s DNS and security tools are also available. There is also the option to create a site or store for a domain purchased through Google through platforms such as Wix, Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Bluehost.
To mark the occasion of Domains becoming a full-fledged entity, Google is offering new and returning users a discount through April 15. You can get 20% off registering a single domain or transferring a domain from another registrar with code DOMAINS20.
For a bunch of reasons, it feels like a lifetime has passed since 2015, so I wouldn’t blame anyone for forgetting about Google Domains. Yet it finally emerged from incubation without being scuttled in the long list of products.
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