February 28th, 2018
In 2015, we launched Google Domains to help businesses find and buy relevant domains. Here are a few ways we’re helping these companies build, manage and expand their online presence, including a number of key features we recently introduced.
Increased domain name options
Last year, we continued to serve customers by expanding our domain name offerings. Our more than 1.8 million domain registrations now range from traditional, well-known endings like .com, .org, and .net to many newly-released endings including .business, .online, and .design.
Expanded international coverage
At launch, Google Domains was available primarily in the United States. As of today, we are available in 14 countries in addition to the U.S. including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
One-click integration with G Suite
We recently announced one-click integration with G Suite, allowing businesses to quickly create professional branded email addresses and simultaneously access G Suite’s range of intelligent productivity tools like Docs, Calendar, Google Drive and Hangouts Meet. Benefits also include 30 GB of file storage, and 24/7 customer support. We also introduced simpler domain management settings, allowing for access to be shared among multiple authorized users.
Improved privacy and security
We know privacy is valuable for our users, so, where permitted, we offer WHOIS privacy as the free, default option for new domain registrations. This helps protect against spam and other forms of abuse because personal information is not available publicly.
Additionally, we’ve invested in making advanced security features easy and accessible to small businesses. For example, all domain registrations are configured with Cloud DNS by default, ensuring the domain name can be accessed quickly by users around the world. DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) is another feature that protects domains from attacks that target users or personal information, and can be enabled for free in just one click.
Going forward, we plan to roll out newer, faster search features and integrate with other Google products to make it easier to access the Google services you know and love.