Google Domains opens to all in the U.S., gets Blogger and Dynamic DNS integration
Google today announced Google Domains, the company’s domain registration service, is now available to all in the U.S. While the invitation restriction has been lifted in the company’s home country, other countries still have to wait – you can sign up here to be notified when the service arrives in your country.
Google Domains first went into testing in June 2014, with the goal of helping businesses not just get online, but to build a proper online presence. To pull this off, Google partnered with website building providers Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix.
Google Domains is also getting new features today, which Google says are “thanks in large part to the feedback we received from our early beta testers.” First up, the company has improved the search and suggestion experience when you’re looking for your domain name. This is tied to the fact there are now over 60 new domain endings available (full list).
The service has also gained a simple dashboard for managing your domain, website, and email settings. You can now also browse website template themes and compare the plans and features of the aforementioned website building providers.
Blogger integration has arrived so you can easily connect your blog to your domain. Last but not least, Dynamic DNS is now available, so you can setup your domain and keep it pointing to the same computer even when the IP address changes.
Given Google’s other various services, from Google Fiber all the way to Google Analytics, it’s really no surprise the company is pushing forward with a domain registration offering. The company wants to be there right at the beginning when you launch your business online, in the hopes that you’ll continue using its products as you build your online presence.
Google didn’t share when it hopes to have Google Domains available everywhere. A spokesperson, however, confirmed with VentureBeat that for now at least, it’s technically still in beta.