24 Jun '14, 9am

Why Google is becoming a domain name registrar & what it means for the business

Why Google is becoming a domain name registrar & what it means for the business

Google is becoming a public domain name registrar. Here’s why. A few months ago a prominent figure in the domain name industry told me a prediction: in a short time, GoDaddy will no longer be the top domain name registrar. It will be Google. That was quite a bold prediction given that, at the time, Google didn’t even offer domain name registrations to the public. It only referred people to other registrars. Yesterday Google announced that it’s moving into the retail registrar market with Google Domains . (This may well be the reason Google recently registered a bunch of Donuts new TLDs , including those still in sunrise, as domaintest.TLD.) First, let’s rewind a little bit. Google originally became an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar with little intention of offering domain names to the public. Instead, it wanted to use domain name data to improve its search algorith...

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