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8:42 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google Launching Registar Service?

It seems thay have registered themself as ICANN Accrediteed Registrars and have registered googleregistrar.com

I hope our domain registration pricing drop in this tough competation.

Registrant:
Google Inc.
(DOM-1362510)
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View
CA
94043 US

Domain Name: googleregistrar.com

[edited by: Webwork at 9:43 pm (utc) on Nov. 8, 2005]
[edit reason] Delinked WhoIs look up. Inserted WhoIs record. [/edit]

11:36 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Domain registration is no longer a profitable business. Now it's all about value added service providers - a/k/a registrars - that use domains as a loss leader incentive to do more profitable business.
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I think this is a step towards making it easier for Bloggers to register domains for their blog sites? makes sense to keep as much of the opperation as possible in-house.

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I hope our domain registration pricing drop in this tough competation.

Unfortunately, that's going to give them and other registrars little incentive to help domain owners resolve complex problems.

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I don't think google is going to dominate the domain name industry in near future. Big player like goDaddy and eNom already have a large share in this industry.
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Strategically it is a bloody good move for a search engine to become a registrar, especially when local search is now an important aspect of the business. It would supply Google with a ready feed of location data. Not sure about the data privacy issues though.

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most of the good domains are already taken...getting in the domain business this late won't be too profitable...i don't see how they will be able to get so many to transfer over to them
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Big player like goDaddy and eNom already have a large share in this industry.

Just like Altavista had a large share of the search engine industry...

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They are simply following Yahoo's lead on this (though a bit late)...allows for controlling much more data about users who register and host with them...(aka - More data mining into the gigantic pot for leveraging against market business decisions)..

Doesn't really cost Google much...they have trememdous resources and they love to automate..

Good move on their part...

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More data mining

Exactly....

domain registration
desktop search
web accelerator
blogging
Google Toolbar
Google Analytics
Personalized Search
Google Mail

Add them all together and you can begin to get an idea of the unprecedented access to user data that Google has and is continuing to develop. Each new "service" that Google offers conveniently gives them more access to such data.

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This is old news. Here's an earlier thread at this forum discussing Google as a domain registrar [webmasterworld.com].
 

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