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1&1

6 Ratings

Google Domains

45 Ratings

1&1

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Google Domains

45 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1&1

I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.
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Google Domains

I've seen Google Domains work perfectly and perform well for companies of 10 - 100 people, or it is good for just the executive tier of a larger organization to use. There are so many integrations you can run with Google Domains - Salesforce, Zendesk - half of the ROI is the ease of use of Google Domains, the other half is that just about every company has an integration that can run with it.
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Pros

  • Their uptime is outstanding.
  • They have great customer support with real people.
  • They have all the technologies available I need to run my website.
  • Their dashboard is easy to use.
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  • Clear Pricing Structure
  • Clean interface with no distractions
  • Integrations with other apps
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Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
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  • Google Domains shows you clearly when the domain expires, however, when it is auto-renewed, all you see is a circle of two arrows. I would to either hover and it tell me when it is renewing or have the date and stating Auto Renewal.
  • It is still in Beta. They could kill the project, which is an uncomfortable thought. I would like them to take it out of Beta.
  • Email and MX records I have had to get support with several times. It would be great if there was a link right at the bottom or top of the dashboard for a tutorial with the information to put into the records correctly. It would save a lot of time and research.
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Google Domains10.0
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Unless the product goes away, I'll continue using it.
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Usability

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Google Domains10.0
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It uses Google's Material Design and is just beautiful to work with. It's a breeze to use.
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Support

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Google Domains8.0
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They are available and knowledgeable
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Alternatives Considered

Rackspace I find to be too pricey for the service they offer. Pagely is very much WordPress oriented. I've had downtime with both that I haven't experienced with 1&1.
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I didn't do a ton of research into the differences between the two, but Google Domains was a lot more simple and straightforward to set up. They also have a cheaper price and provided some services to walk you through setting it up much more quickly and logically. GoDaddy's service and platform starts to feel out dated.
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Return on Investment

  • There is no downtime so we appear dependable to our customers.
  • The cost of 1&1 is very reasonable.
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  • It allowed us to have a clean URL that our audience could easily remember and navigate to.
  • Because our URL was easy to remember, this caused an increase in website visits and products purchased.
  • We were also able to take advantage of design space because our URL was able to be much shorter. We also could purchase different .org and .co so if people happened to put in the wrong ending to their URL, they would be redirected.
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Pricing Details

1&1

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Google Domains

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details