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If Google Domains Is Going To Be About New gTLD’s, Google.Domains Should Be Resolving

Posted on the 25 June 2014 by Worldwide @thedomains

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The domain name world is still chatting about this weeks announcement that Google is getting into the domain registrar business.

The “official site” right now for Google Domains is a subdomain  of Google.com: domains.google.com

If you type in GoogleDomains.com into your browser you will be re-directed to the subdomain.

However if you type in the domain name Google.Domains into your browser well the domain doesn’t resolve.

Google owns the domain name Google.Domains.

The domain is registered through its brand protection company Mark Monitor since march 5th

The domain Google.Domains has Google’s name servers on its whois records, the same servers GoogleDomains.com has listed.

Google Domains site,  starts chatting about new gTLD’s:

“Pick a name”

“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. Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email ([email protected]_company.com), simple management tools and other helpful features.”

One of the features Google mentions that users of Google Domains will have is the ability to:

“Point your domain name to an existing domain and website. This feature can be used to drive users to one location. An example would be forwarding www.example.net to www.example.com. “”

Now we can argue whether Google should put its Google Domains product on GoogleDomains.com or Google.Domains or keep it as it is a subdomain of Google.com

What I think we would all agree on is that Google.Domains should be live and should resolve to in the same manner as GoogleDomains.com.

Otherwise Google’s own gTLD registration looks simply like a defensive registration which isn’t a great message for a company that is going into the business of selling domain names to the 55% of small businesses that don’t own a domain.

 


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