WordPress Poaching Google Domains Customers with Free Transfer Offer

In June, it was announced that Google will be exiting the domain registrar business. The company is selling Google Domains to Squarespace. After the deal closes, customers whose domain names are registered at Google Domains will have their domain names and account data transferred to Squarespace.

WordPress, which is also a domain registrar, published a blog post with a free domain name transfer offer to Google Domains customers. Here’s an excerpt from the blog post, in which WordPress offered free domain name transfers to Google Domains customers:

“But if your domain name is currently with Google Domains, things recently became complicated. You may have heard that your account has been sold to Squarespace. Everything is expected to transfer and close later this year.

Fortunately for you, you’re not locked into that deal. And we think we can do better. For the first million domains that move from Google to WordPress.com, we’ll pay your transfer fee, which also extends your registration for an additional year.”

The free transfer offer allows customers to transfer an unlimited number of domain names, but the offer is valid only for the first one million inbound transfers from Google Domains to WordPress.

In addition to the free transfer offer, WordPress is also pledging to match Google Domains’ renewal pricing:

“Your renewal price will be the same or even lower than what you were paying with Google Domains—and that goes for every one of the 400+ top-level domains (TLDs) we offer. “

I would imagine there are many Google Domains customers who use WordPress for their website, so this offer makes sense. I wouldn’t be surprised if WordPress adds some sort of notification on the back-end of the Admin panel alerting WordPress customers of this special transfer offer.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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