Google Domains is a domain registration service offered by Google,[1] which publicly launched in the United States on January 13, 2015.[2] It is currently in the Beta stage.[2]

Apart from domain registration, the service offers, at no additional cost, private domain registration, DNS hosting, dynamic DNS, domain forwarding and email forwarding to any Gmail address.[2] Google Sites can be automatically configured as a website builder, but Google Domains also offer one-click configuration for Squarespace, Wix.com, Weebly and Shopify.[3][4] Google also will connect the domain name to a Blogger blog if so chosen.[3] As of June 2017, Google Domains offer over 60 top-level domains.[2]

On September 29, 2015, a former Google employee Sanmay Ved managed to buy the Google.com domain from Google via Google Domains, and gain full webmaster control.[5] Google later acknowledged the purchase, and rewarded Ved with a sum of "more than 10000 [dollars]" who in turn requested that the reward be donated to charity.[6] As a result, Google doubled the reward.[6]


  1. ^ Kumparak, Greg (June 23, 2014). "Google Gets Into Domain Sales". TechCrunch. 
  2. ^ a b c d Perez, Sarah (January 13, 2015). "Google Domains Launches To All In U.S. With Support For Blogger Integration, Templates And More Domain Endings". TechCrunch. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Lisota, Kevin (January 15, 2015). "Google Domains: Useful for some small business owners, but useless in many cases". GeekWire. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Pinola, Melanie (January 13, 2015). "You Can Now Buy and Sell Domain Names on Google Domains". LifeHack. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Carson, Biz (30 September 2015). "This guy bought 'Google.com' from Google for one minute". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Carson, Biz (8 October 2015). "Google rewarded the guy who bought Google.com, and he donated it all to charity". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

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