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We are planning to purchase a domain name from Google. Somewhere I have seen GoDaddy.com and eNom.com are the Google's partner. So can I purchase domain from Google?

The reason for purchasing from Google instead of purchasing directly from eNom or GoDaddy is we require a two way authentication for our account. eNom does not have 2 factor authentication (they use account validation which is optional extra login security for your account) and GoDaddy has only in US.

Google already have two step verification for Gmail and Google services. I am hopeful that if I purchase from Google, I may get the benefit of using the 2 factor authentication to login a eNom or GoDaddy account to control domain and DNS.

If I purchase domain from Google can we login to the eNom or GoDaddy account directly (which should not happen because I want two factor authentication) or should we login to the Google by using 2 factor authentication account and then only we can access domain account?

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  • Google does not sell domain names.
    – John Conde
    Dec 12, 2014 at 12:48
  • I found this domains.google.com/about and some other links where they stated eNom and GoDaddy are Google's partner Dec 12, 2014 at 13:28
  • I'm sure they are. But that doesn't make Google a seller of domains just like it doesn't make enom or godaddy a search engine.
    – John Conde
    Dec 12, 2014 at 13:46
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    @JohnConde They actually do since recently. Though I believe they're not a registrar themselves actually.
    – William
    Dec 12, 2014 at 13:50
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    Looks like they are just getting started. It should be clear that this is independant of godaddy and enom.
    – John Conde
    Dec 12, 2014 at 13:58

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Google is in the process of launching domain registration. Right now their domain registration service is an invite only service:

You can give them your email address and they will give you access at some point. That is how it worked with Gmail and other products they rolled out.

I don't have access to this Google service myself, so I can't check whether or not you can manage your domain solely with your Google account that uses two factor authentication. I'd imagine they would want that to be possible.


Another possibility for a domain registrar with 2-factor authentication would be Amazon's Route53. They have instructions for enabling multi-factor authentication on your Amazon AWS account.

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