Google Domains loses its beta status for the first time since its launch seven years ago
Google’s domain registration service “Google Domains” is no longer in beta after more than seven years since its launch, Google announced on Tuesday.
Google said that Google Domains is now widely available in 26 countries with “millions of active registrations.” Moreover, it aspires to be the “most convenient location to search, acquire, and administer a domain.”
Registering with Google Domains will make you eligible to choose any of the domains from a list of 300 available domains. It also offers access to “High-Performance DNS”, which the company says to be the same as it uses for itself. In addition, customer support from real people is also offered 24×7, and more.
To use Google Domains, registering won’t be enough. You would have to build a website to use it with the service. To do so, Google touts its Google Sites product, but also offers “premium partners,” which include Wix, Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Bluehost.
Plans for registration start at $7/year for any of the domains except one that is “.com,” which comes in at $12/year.
Google is offering a discount of 20% on its plans for registration as a part of the celebration of moving out of beta and losing the beta tag to “any single domain registration or transfer-in to Google domains,” with applying the code DOMAINS20. The discounts will be available for the new and returning users until April 15.