Google Domains Fits Well With Existing Google Services
November 30, 2017

Google Domains Fits Well With Existing Google Services

Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Domains

It's used for all domain registrations. Instead of using a myriad of other registrars like DreamHost, Gandi, or any of the others, everything is registered through Google Domains. It has a nice interface and integrates well with other Google products, which we make pretty heavy use of.
  • Finding alternative domains.
  • Nice overview of domains and their status
  • Clear expiration labels
  • Cheaper for some TLD's like .io
  • Provide exclusive TLD's
  • .io domains are a bit more expensive with Google Domains than they are at Gandi.net.
  • In general, prices are very competitive.
DreamHost's registrations are tightly coupled with their other services, none of which we use. It's overkill for just domain registration. GoDaddy is also overkill for the same reason as DreamHost.

Gandi.net is a fair comparison and is probably slightly cheaper. However, having everything under one Google account is very attractive. Ultimately, it's the reason I use Google Domains instead of Gandi.net.
If you're registering a domain name, chances are Google Domains is all you need. Unless you need a specific TLD that Google doesn't have the ability to sell, you'll be able to register .com, .net, .io, .org and many other TLD's. Especially well suited if you're already using Google for other things. If you're unsure of Google's ability to adhere to the "don't be evil" phrase, you may want to stay away from Google Domains.

Using Google Domains

1 - Technical and administrative
1 - Basic DNS and domain name knowledge.
  • Registering customer domains
  • Registering product domains
  • Drop previous registrars and transfer existing domains to Google Domains
Unless the product goes away, I'll continue using it.

Using Google Domains

It uses Google's Material Design and is just beautiful to work with. It's a breeze to use.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Seeing when a domain expires.
  • Forwarding to existing domains
  • Importing existing DNS records from current DNS host would be super-sweet.