Google introduced “cloud domains” to make it easier for you to register and manage custom domains in Google Cloud. It improves the custom domain experience, strengthens security, and supports stronger integrations around Domain Name Server (DNS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Cloud Domains uses Google Domains, an Internet domain name registration service offered by Google, as a registrar and offers a hassle-free domain renewal experience through Cloud Billing. Plus, it gives you the ability to manage all permissions in one place through Identity and Access Management (IAM). IAM allows you to assign access to specific Google Cloud resources and prevents unwanted access to other resources.
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With cloud domains, you get a number of other benefits, including:
- It simplifies the whole process by allowing customers to register domain names natively in Google Cloud through the Google Cloud Console user interface, gcloud command line, and API.
- It performs automatic domain verification based on user accounts.
- Cloud Domains is available in all locations where Google Cloud is available.
- In terms of security, Cloud Domains provides one-click DNSSEC configuration when used in conjunction with Cloud DNS
- Cloud Domains offers three privacy protection options for most domain suffixes, allowing you to limit your personal information to the public.
“Using custom domain names can be a tedious process: you need to register a domain with a domain name registrar, verify the domain, and finally configure DNS to match your products and cloud services. At Google Cloud, we want to make it easy for you to register and use custom domains within our platform, ”Google wrote in a blog post.