Does anybody knows anything about this? I'd really like to have a custom gmail e-mail address...
AnonD-179801, 23 Jul 2015How will Google protect us against fraud/scam? For example can I register as johndoe@.com and ... moreYou have to have control of your domain in order to point your main DNS records to gmail's servers. In addition, Google gives you a special code to add to a text record in your DNS as additional verification. I couldn't just sign up for Microsoft.com and start getting emails for email@example.com, and there are plenty of tools OTHER than gmail for people that want to spoof their "from" address.
I would use it, but I have my own domain, and I would like to use this domain for about 5 email addresses...
How will Google protect us against fraud/scam? For example can I register as johndoe@.com and being really bad here? I would assume there will be more phishing scam effort from this feature. This should raise our precaution in receiving mails.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2015It's meant for small companies or maybe a youtuber that wants to look important when meeting P... moreyour logic fails here, because it will be twice the price than if you'd have your own domain, it's just more convenient, but not cheaper
$24/year is perfectly reasonable, as registering a custom domain name runs around $12/year. It's good value for money and you don't have to manage DNS settings!
Crab, 19 Jul 2015Too much .. for a company like Google personal email ID should not be more then $0.99 / month ... moreSeriously - to critique a token amount of 2$ a month as overpriced, given how much this costs with your own hosting company is a joke. Cheap minded individuals should never be in business, it destroys the legitimate business interests of those of us who actually understand the basics of Business 101. Just because you don't haven't made Google's billions with your "business skills" doesn't entitle you to slam google for their success and innovation. Wake up!
..., 17 Jul 2015seems greedy for just a change in lettersIt's meant for small companies or maybe a youtuber that wants to look important when meeting PR guys but cant afford to have a personal website...use your imagination dude, it's kin'a obvious this is not meant for the 90 year old grandpa to register for free blue pills online.
Too much .. for a company like Google personal email ID should not be more then $0.99 / month or may be less, they still make billions, $2 still too much.
It seems to me that Gmail is still free if you have USERNAME@gmail.com. If you want to have USERNAME@sunnydays.com or something, that is when you would pay.
that was the only free internet free facility.
Some other mail company should come or we go back to hotmail or yahoo.
I've had this for a while as an individual user. I registered as a business user before Google started charging for Apps for Business. Bought my own domain and just linked it.