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Google now a domain registrar

What are they planning for '05?

     
4:01 am on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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With Google now a registrar, what kind of impact will this have on the many domain registration companies? It could be interesting as most of them are *customers* of Google.

Google email, Google hosting, Google domains, Google Adwords, Froogle for product placement - sounds like a nice small business solution.

Link to the registrar list at iana.org

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Google is #895

8:32 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I agree with Clark...

They will no doubt be using the "insider information" somehow to determine people setting up their own mini-sites and sites of that sort.

Its probably a good way to get rid of spammers, and blackhat SEO's and a great way to increase profits to their adwords/adsense programs....

Cleaner the organic search results, the more profits from advertisers...Win///Win....?

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"organize the world's information"

Whois is a huge database, changing rapidly.

How good are whois info services today? How good could it be if Google attacked it to "organize it"?

What else is it used for? Finding new domain names. How good are "find a new domain name" services today? Ho wgood could they be if Google "organized" it?

Of course they will eat their own dogfood as well.

I expect to hear of a Google credit bureau eventually.

10:14 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It would be fun if they automagically register available domains for their 100,000 most searched keywords and plaster adwords all over it ;)
10:25 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Fun for them, yes. Maybe they did this because when you will be surfing with gbrowser, and you come across a domain that isn't registered, it will offer you google's services. Or maybe they did it because they figured after they signed up, we'd give them all the good ideas in a thread on WW like we did so many times before and they can just mine our ideas right here ;)
10:47 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I think it's just a wise business move.

Another revenue stream capitlaising on things they're already good at, specifically distributing huge amounts of content efficiently and reliably.

I mena, given the bandwidth toll Google search racks up daily, they have an impressive uptime record. Apply their distributed load server technology to the hosting business, and you have a winner.

They can get into the hosting market cheap. They already have the data centers, they already have the big pipes going into the data centers. They have some of the best geeks on the planet who are good at keeping everything running.

Hosting domains should be dead easy for them. It's a pure revenue proposition for the first year, at least. They could ad 100,000 small business and personal sites in a year without even touching their badnwidth margins or storage capacity margins.

Ethical questions aside, it's smart business. And since the IPO, that's what it's all about. Business.

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I remebmer GG saying that the did not look at whois data becasue it was just not cost effective. This may make it cost effective
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What do you think people would pay to register a domain through Google, if Google registered domains were not sandboxed and domains from other registrars were sandboxed?
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Well, to put a counter point, how many domains does google own? If I remember right, Amazon also became a registrar. Its reasons being direct access to the domains and also cheaper in the long run. Why couldn't google be doing the same?
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If they can offer managed dedicated servers and do it well and at a good price, I would become a customer, even though I don't like them having access to so much info.
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