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Google Building a Domain Registration Service 69

Posted by timothy
from the opportunity-costs dept.
Graculus (3653645) writes with this excerpt from The Next Web: Google [on Monday] revealed that it is building a domain registration service called Google Domains. The product is still an early work in progress, so it's in invite-only beta for now. Google's small business-facing division decided to build the product because, according to its research, 55 percent of small businesses still don't have a website. Since the domain acts as a website's foundation, Google decided to do more to help companies get started with their online presence. While Google Domains won't include hosting, website building providers Squarespace, Wix, Weebly and Shopify have signed on as partners.
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Google Building a Domain Registration Service

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  • Google domains? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by smitty_one_each (243267) * on Tuesday June 24, 2014 @07:45AM (#47305105) Homepage Journal
    Google domains?
    Like sideburns on trains.
    Instead of smooth
    Too much friction remains
    Burma Shave
  • New term (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Charliemopps (1157495) on Tuesday June 24, 2014 @08:51AM (#47305613)

    I've got a new term I'd like to coin, to explain why I wouldn't use this service.
    It's called "Abgoogled"
    A combination of the words Abandoned and Google.

    Google has a tendency to offer services for a while, get distracted and then wander off, leaving its customers in a lurch. This has happened with dozens of google products.

    As such, I'll not be using Googles domain registry service because I fear that in a few years I'll get Abgoogled, and have to find a new registrar on short notice.

    Abgoogled - Abandon by Google when they stop providing a service you've grown dependent on.

One possible reason that things aren't going according to plan is that there never was a plan in the first place.

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