Google Domains Is Now Fully Open for .Biz

Watch out, GoDaddy. Google is entering your territory. Google Domains is officially available for consumers in the United States. Google Domains offers registration, set-up and support on top-level domains with prices starting at $12 a year.

"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," Google said in its announcement. "Every domain includes Web site forwarding, e-mail forwarding (help@your_company), simple management tools and other helpful features."

Google Domains charges the same amount for each year of registration. When you purchase the domain name, you can add up to 10 years of registration -- or five years for .co domains -- and still renew your domain at the same price every year.

What Makes Google Domains Different?

Google offered this example for clarity's sake: If a .com domain costs $12 for the first year, two years of registration will cost $24. Essentially, you can avoid price increases by choosing to auto-renew your domain every year at the original price you paid. There is only one exception: If your domain registration has expired for longer than 30 days, you'll have to pay a fee to restore it.

Google is offering top-level domain names at various prices. For example, .academy will cost you $30, while .actor domains run $40 and .clothing domains will cost $30. Some of the priciest options include .haus at $110 and .ventures and .diamonds at $50.

Plenty of additional features are included at no extra cost, which may also make Google Domains more attractive than its competition. For example, the service offers free Whois privacy. That typically comes at an additional fee with competing domain name sellers. Google Domains also offers domain forwarding and...

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