Google will begin to offer domains for $10 a year in partnership with GoDaddy.
“Hey, wait, Costin,” you say. “That’s great for them, but our organization doesn’t have a custom domain.”
Well, I’m excited to let you know that we’ve made signing up for Google Apps for Your Domain much easier for those of you that don’t yet have your own domain. We’ve partnered with GoDaddy.com and eNom, two leading domain registration services, to offer domains for $10 per year. And I like the fact that we’re including private registration to protect your personal information.
Now you’ve got one-stop shopping for all the services currently on the Google Apps for Your Domain platform — just find a domain, buy it, and get started. We’ll do all the behind-the-scenes configuration work for you. For now this is available for .com, .net,.org, .biz, and .info domains, but we’re working on bringing it elsewhere soon.
The Google Domain Registration service will result from a partnership with GoDaddy and eNom. Google is integrating the service with its Google Apps for Your Domain, which they are hoping to use to entice more people to their Google Pages and Checkout service.
So, the question begs… what is Google hoping to gain by providing free and easy web sites to small companies?