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#1 2022-05-19 23:03:55

bici
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Google Domains

Has Google gotten into domain hosting?
Someone wanted some help with their site and when i checked with netcraft it reported:
Domain registrar: google.com
Nameserver organisation: whois.google.com

what fresh hell is this!

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#2 2022-05-20 00:18:07

phiw13
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Re: Google Domains

They have been doing that for a while. Probably all nicely coated in the your-typical-sugary-big-brother language that we know and love from G.

Here: domains.google


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#3 2022-05-20 01:35:19

bici
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Re: Google Domains

phiw13 wrote #333405:

They have been doing that for a while. Probably all nicely coated in the your-typical-sugary-big-brother language that we know and love from G.

Here: domains.google

The Devil is everywhere.

PS i told the folks that i cannot help them. But that I would pray for their souls.


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#4 2022-05-20 10:17:05

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Re: Google Domains

It could also be a smaller operation using Google as a registrar- a lot of smaller places will just resell stuff from bigger places and manage it, agency-style.

I realise you didn’t ask, but check out Porkbun if you want a good registrar without the BS. If you’re EU, check out Gandi.

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#5 2022-05-20 11:52:46

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Re: Google Domains

gaekwad wrote #333407:

It could also be a smaller operation using Google as a registrar- a lot of smaller places will just resell stuff from bigger places and manage it, agency-style.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Domains

Google Domains is a domain name registrar operated by Google

Wether that qualifies as ‘small’ or not is up to you.


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#6 2022-05-20 12:39:58

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Re: Google Domains

phiw13 wrote #333409:

Wether that qualifies as ‘small’ or not is up to you.

I should clarify – there may be an intermediary using Google as the ultimate registrar, usually in some reseller arrangement with domains managed via an API. Plenty of SaaS vendors do it, they offer domain registrations as a convenience and just resell a proper registrar’s services.

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#7 2022-05-20 23:40:01

bici
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Re: Google Domains

gaekwad wrote #333407:

It could also be a smaller operation using Google as a registrar- a lot of smaller places will just resell stuff from bigger places and manage it, agency-style.

I realise you didn’t ask, but check out Porkbun if you want a good registrar without the BS. If you’re EU, check out Gandi.

Porkbun looks very interesting. i used to use gandi at one time.


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