Google now offers domain registrations services as part of its Google Apps package of services. The price per domain is $10 and it has partnered with Go Daddy and Enom to provide this service. It is potentially one of the biggest threats that the low end of the market has faced for some time.
The attraction of this offer is that allows the low end users to obtain an all in one package of e-mail, word processing and spreasheets, and domain registration in one place. It would not be surprising to see Microsoft playing catch-up on this one. However the main threat of this offer is to the low end of the market - the clients who just want simple e-mail accounts with their own domain and perhaps the domain pointing to their blog’s website. As with so many things, Google makes it simpler. And that is what makes it a threat to the low end hosters.
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