Google Halts New Domain Registrations, Transitioning Customers to Squarespace
Google Ends Domain Sales to New Customers, Shifts Focus to Squarespace
Squarespace’s Vision for Domain Business
In a press release, Squarespace stated its vision to enhance its domains business, enabling customers to effortlessly establish and manage their domains. The company also intends to explore new avenues for building distinctive brands and launching online businesses. Squarespace offers domains under its brand, starting at a competitive price point of $12 per year. Additionally, customers on an annual plan with Squarespace receive one domain at no extra cost, making it an attractive option for businesses and individuals seeking an all-in-one web presence solution.
Competitive Landscape and WordPress.com’s Offer
As the domain registration landscape undergoes changes with Google’s exit from new domain sales, WordPress.com is positioning itself strategically. WordPress.com has announced its intention to cover the transfer fee for the first one million domains migrating from Google Domains to WordPress.com. This offer is expected to appeal to those considering a change in domain registration providers in the wake of Google’s shift in strategy.