TechCrunch Covers The New Google Domains Registrar & Google Talks About New gTLD’s

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TechCrunch.com just covered the new Google Domains name registrar.

The only surprise for TechCrunch is that its taken Google so long to get into the business:

“The move makes enough sense that it’s actually kind if surprising that it’s taken Google this long. ”

“While domains aren’t generally considered a massive-margin business, they’ve always seemed like a glaring omission in Google’s offerings; a missing puzzle piece, almost.

Need email for your domain?

Google does that.

Need analytics for your domain?

They do that too.

Now they will soon offer domain registrations.

The one thing the story didn’t mention at all is the new gTLD’s even the 100 or so Google applied to operate.

However Google, not only mentions the new gTLD’s they only domains they talk about on their site:

A” domain name, your address on the Internet, says a lot about who you are and what you do. ”

“New domain endings like .guru and .photography can help you find a meaningful address that stands out on the web.”

“Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email (you@your_company.com), simple management tools and other helpful features.”

According to SlashGear.com Google’s own  research says “55% of small businesses don’t have a website”, which SlashGear says “doesn’t make a lot of sense in 2014.”

Comments

  1. janedoe says

    They promote…email addresses and sub-domains, x# of impressions per year and redirects…but not (that I saw) the ability to adjust DNS to point from Google to the webhost of your choice to take FULL advantage of being able to build a website off your domain.

    I assume that will be part of it, but so far it looks more like a poor mans approach to building a website out of the box, tough if you feel like moving (not precisely what I would have expected from Google so I have to assume they will offer the same services as everyone else, but you know what they say about assume)

    • janedoe says

      If they sell at cost, then people will still buy from higher priced services.

      If they offer below cost, then the opposition buys from them?

  2. says

    Hello MHB,

    Googles catch 22 will be to monopolize their powerfull position and this will ultimately facilitate their downfall. ALL monopolies overstep their self imposed boundaries sooner or later.

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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