Google is beefing up its Google Apps for Your Domain package of Web-based applications by including domain name registration services. As part of the service, Google hosts e-mail, calendar, chat and Web-publishing applications that organizations can offer employees and others. The update set to launch Friday lets businesses register for domains ending in .com, .net, .org, .biz or .info.
The Google Apps for Your Domain, which is in beta, is free, but companies registering for a domain will pay $10 a year for that subscription. Google is partnering with GoDaddy and eNom on the registration services. The company will offer a premium Google Apps for Your Domain service for a fee early next year, said Raju Gulabani, director of product management for Google Apps for Your Domain.