As a service to our clients, and for the protection of their privacy, Caveena Solutions ensures that all domain names purchased through us have Domain Privacy. This simply means that our client’s personal details are not available to the public eye. Domain Privacy is currently under threat.
When you purchase a domain name, you are required to use your real name & contact details in case, for example, someone wants to purchase the domain from you. This means that your name and contact details are publicly available to everyone on the Internet and can be found by anyone including would-be scammers. Caveena Solutions uses Domain Privacy on all domains purchased through us as a way to protect our clients.
The big body in charge of domain names is ICANN – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – and they are entertaining the thought of doing away with all Domain Privacy services. But you can send them your comments. Go to respectourprivacy.com and follow the instructions to call or email ICANN.
It’s your Internet. It’s your choice.
So it looks like Google is getting in on the Domain Registration Business. I’m all for another player in the field but am cautiously optimistic considering this is Google.
Domains come with up to 100 email aliases which forward your emails to existing accounts. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually they integrated this with Gmail through Google Apps for Business. More information on their Features page.
And like all things new at Google, the service is under an invitation-only beta.
Domain Privacy at No Extra Cost
One thing I do applaud Google for is they will be providing Domain Privacy (what they call Private Registration) at no extra cost to the buyer. I’ve been a huge proponent of Domain Privacy and even included a section on it in our Websites 101 article. Kudos to Google for taking this step.
Google Domain Pricing Revealed? USD 12 a year
If you’re anything like me you quickly asked “OK Google, how much?” So far there is no official word but an image on their Features page seems to indicate a price of USD 12 a year. Considering they are throwing in Domain Privacy as well, that’s not too bad.