Google Domains has exited the beta testing phase. This past summer the web empire unveiled it’s brand new service to fill a long time voice in the company’s product lineup. Of course they are up against seemingly strong competitors such as NameCheap and GoDaddy, the later of which filed for a $100 million IPO just days before Google’s entry into the genre.
Google’s official word is that it’s still in beta testing. However, they have exited the smaller private testing and opened their doors to all potential domain customers in the US.
“A domain name says a lot about who you are and what you do. For businesses especially, picking out the right domain name is often the starting point to building a successful online presence,” Google said in a blog post.
“With new domain endings like .recipes and .clothing, there are now more options to choose from than ever before.
“Last year, we [began] to test a new service called Google Domains to help people get online with a domain and a website.
“Today, we’re excited to make Google Domains more widely available by lifting the invitation restriction for those in the U.S.”
Google’s emphasis is on simplicity and ease of use. Back in June, Google’s first descent into the domain registration market launched with support for a number of Google’s standard services. Such as free private registration, free email forwarding to your Gmail inbox, free domain forwarding, and support for up to 100 sub-domains. They also went so far as to partner with a number of website building providers, making it easy to get started with setting up their brand new website. Sound like anyone else (coughs – GoDaddy)?