So, yesterday I took a plunge and migrated my primary domain cbudde.com to google domains. In case you’re not familiar with this service, it’s googles new offering into website registrar management. You can take a closer look here.
It seems to offer all the same features as your godaddy, and networksolutions. The real benefit is cost. Google domains is a flat $12/year fee for each domain. With that, they include additional features that most other registrars charge extra for.
for example, domain privacy, DNSSEC, which typically are premium features that cost more, are included free of charge through google domains.
The transfer was about as easy as to be expected for any domain. Simply needing to have privacy disabled, and the domain unlocked. It took approximated 60 minutes to completely migrate from godaddy to google, using google DNS. When I configured DNS properties to point to my webhost DNS servers, it took about 12 hours before the change was updated. (This is an estimate, based on when I started the change, the night prior, verse when I woke up from snooze-land that following morning)
All in all, a decent experience, and if you’re looking to save some money on domain name hosting, google DNS might just be what you’re looking for!