Google is a domain registrar

I was reading this article, which says Google has become an ICANN accredited domain registrar for .com, .net and .org. There were some interesting thoughts on why.

My first thought was them simply managing their own domain registrations. Although suggestions from included them selling domains (ok that one was obviously) or even giving them away with free hosting supported by AdSense. That’s crazy but then 2.5 GB inboxes is crazy too and it seems to be working.

That’s different, though, all they need there is plenty of space which they can all do internally. With domains, they need to pay ICANN $6 per domain which would soon rack up huge costs which they won’t make back on most of the websites hosted.



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