It has been in the air for the past week or so that Google is set to bring a domain registration service, much like GoDaddy, BigRock etc. The service is in testing phase currently and that is why the invitation is based on request only for now. The service is primarily aimed at owners of small businesses who do not have a website to showcase their works or products yet. Google will allow users to easily register their website domains, as long as it is available and transfer domain to Google in the future.
While Google has no plans currently to add in a hosting service, it is partnering with players like Squarespace, Wix and Shopify to allow users to buy hosting and build their websites easily. Google would not be charging you extra to register your domain privately and you would be able to create up to 100 free e-mail addresses with your domain names as well as up to 100 sub domains.
Not just this, another advantage of using Google’s domain service is that domains registered using it would use Google’s own DNS, so you are guaranteed a super fast and blazing experience. The service is not open to public for now, though you can request a private beta if you are interesting in exploring the programme. To do this, you simply need to head over to the domain registration service page here, click on ‘Manage my Domain’ and follow the instructions from there to request an invite and register the domain of your choice.