Google’s domain registration service, launched in public beta this past June, is now open to all US residents. When first launched, the service was only available to people in the US through an invite system.
The service includes the registration of a domain name as well as extras like private registration, email forwarding to Gmail, support for up to 100 sub-domains, and domain forwarding.
Domain registration starts at $12 per year. For additional fees you can take advantage of integrated services through Google parters such as Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix. Google has also added support for its own software Blogger, making it easy for Blogger users to link up their blog with a new domain name.
During the initial testing period (the company says it’s still in beta) Google received feedback from early adopters that has led to a number of improvements. The service now offers a more streamlined dashboard, support for over 60 domain extensions, the ability to browse templates from providers listed above, and a better search tool for finding that perfect URL.
Those outside the US have the option to sign up to a mailing list in order to be notified when the service will be available in their country. No timeline for a rollout in other countries was announced.