Will Google Offer Web Hosting Services?

Posted on February 16, 2005

Google's recent approval as an ICANN-accredited registrar has sparked speculation that the company may be considering entering into the domain selling and web hosting businesses. However, a Google spokesperson has said the company has no plans to sell domains. But speculation continues since Google's big competitor Yahoo sells domain names and web hosting. Google has a lot of trust and they would instantly become a major player.

TheHostingNews.com reports that, "Domain registration, combined with the already operating a free blogger service, and its huge user base would be a potentially lucrative market for domain names and Web hosting. Additionally its other beta services such as gmail and Google News allow for even further expansion verticals."

Time will tell. Google may not be quite ready to enter the domain retail business.