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Google Gets Into Domain Registration

     
10:54 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google's service will charge a $10 annual fee and only handle addresses ending in four suffixes _ ".com," ".net," ".biz" and ".info."

full story: [chron.com...]

(i hope posting this link is fine)

This seems to be an interesting development. Does anyone know of a google link where we can see it in action?

8:28 am on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone think of a reason to pay Google $10 when you can get the same service from an established provider for less?

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12:03 pm on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The link in the first post isn't working any more (they must have not liked being inundated with our WebmasterWorld traffic), but here is a link to the official Google announcement on their blog about "One Stop Shopping"

[googleblog.blogspot.com...]

Yes, of course it's connected up with Googlepages and they'll do all the back_end setup work for domains too, which was not easy or even possible with most registrars and hosts before, since shared hosting doesn't come with capability for configuring C-names except in a few odd, unusual cases.

12:14 pm on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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> think of a reason to pay Google $10 when you can
> get the same service from an established provider
> for less?

Is there someone else doing a domain name & private registration for that rate? I thought private registration was an add-on everywhere else, but I concede I haven't been watching real close.

12:21 pm on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It costs about double for private registration elsewhere, unless there's a special deal running.
12:25 am on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google will probably buy up eNom. It'll continue to play the internet giant theme.

p/g

8:06 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i didn't get a clear understanding of this: so is it reasonable to expect that a domain with the search term in it will be displayed higher on the natural search results?

for example, if i search for "foobar", should www.foobar.com/net/org show up high on the algorithmic results?

thanks - sorry if this is already discussed, just couldn't find anything.

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