Google has entered into the domain hosting business with Google Domains beta.
Currently only available to users in the US, Google is offering to host domain names from $12 a year, which will vary based on the top-level domain that users choose.
According to Google, Domains will help users find, buy, transfer, and manage domains and directly connect with website builders including Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix.
As part of signing up, features that will be made available to users include email forwarding, the ability to customise sub-domains, and access to management tools.
Users will also be provided with private registration at no additional cost, Google said.
Given Google Domain is in beta, the company has requested that users provide feedback on their experience in order for Google to be able to improve the product.