Google Domains may soon become Squarespace domains

Google Domains is a domain registration service offered by Google that allows users to search for and register domain names, as well as manage their DNS settings.

Squarespace has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Google Domains. This means that Squarespace will be purchasing all domain registrations and related customer accounts from Google Domains. The acquisition aims to provide a seamless transition for customers, with Squarespace offering an integrated experience for purchasing and managing domains.

This purchase includes approximately 10 million domains hosted on Google Domains spread across millions of customers.

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If you currently have a domain signuped with Google Domains, you don’t need to take any action at this time. Once the transaction between Google and Squarespace is approved, you will receive more information about the transition of your domain name(s). It’s important to note that if you have a Google Workspace subscription billed by Google Domains, billing and support services for your subscription will be transitioned to Squarespace.

In keeping with our efforts to sharpen our focus, we have entered into a definitive agreement with Squarespace for the acquisition of customer accounts of the Google Domains registrar business. Matt Madrigal, Vice President and General Manager, Merchant Shopping of Google.

Additionally, Squarespace will become the exclusive domains provider for customers purchasing a domain along with their Workspace subscription directly from Google for a minimum of three years. Squarespace will also provide billing and support services to Google Workspace customers who signed up for the service through Google Domains.

Some clarity for Customers affected

There is no immediate impact on your Google Domains account and there is nothing you need to do at this time. Once regulatory approvals are obtained and the transaction closes, you will become a customer of Squarespace, and your domain account will be owned and, after a transition period, managed by Squarespace. If applicable, at the time of transition, associated Google Workspace services will be automatically managed by Squarespace, subject to limited exceptions. Squarespace will contact you directly if any further action is required.

here is no immediate impact on your Google Domains account and there is nothing you need to do at this time. Once regulatory approvals are obtained and the transaction closes, you will become a customer of Squarespace, and your domain account will be owned and, after a transition period, managed by Squarespace. If applicable, at the time of transition, associated Google Workspace services will be automatically managed by Squarespace, subject to limited exceptions. Squarespace will contact you directly if any further action is required.

At this time, your domain will continue to be managed in your Google Domains account, as is the case today. Once regulatory approvals are obtained and the transaction closes, you will become a customer of Squarespace but you will continue to manage your domain(s) via Google Domains as you do today, with Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service continuing to apply.

After the purchase closes there will be a transition period during which customer and, if applicable, billing information will be migrated over time to Squarespace, subject to limited exceptions. After this transition, your domain management will be managed in a Squarespace account. This includes DNS and WHOIS settings and domain name renewal. If you have a Google Workspace subscription billed by Google Domains, billing and support services for your subscription will be transitioned to Squarespace. We will work with Squarespace to make the transition as seamless as possible for you.

Please be sure to read the Squarespace Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Assuming the transaction closes, effective upon the transfer of your customer and billing information to Squarespace, the Squarespace Terms of Service will be binding and enforceable and your data will be governed by the Squarespace Privacy Policy. You will continue to have the ability to move your domain(s) to another registrar prior to such transfer or at any time thereafter.

Once regulatory approvals are obtained and the transaction closes, you will become a customer of Squarespace. After close, there will be a transition period during which customer information associated with your domain will be migrated over time, subject to limited exceptions, after which your domain management will be managed in a Squarespace account. This includes DNS and WHOIS settings and domain name renewal. We will work with Squarespace to make the transition as seamless as possible for you. Billing for your domain will continue to be managed by Google Workspace directly, even after your domain is transitioned to Squarespace.

The purchase is currently subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Upon the closing of the transaction, your domain account will be owned by Squarespace but you will continue to manage your domain(s) via Google Domains as you do today, with Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service continuing to apply.

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