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Choosing the Right Domain to Use for a G Suite Free Trial

aisle-backpack-buyer-minG Suite, formerly known as Google Apps for Work, is an offering by google that consists of a collection of enterprise-based products. Common products in the group include Gmail, Docs, Drive and Sheets. It is specifically geared for businesses, organizations and institutions, and provides a one-stop avenue for cloud-based productivity and collaboration features on a monthly subscription. G Suite pricing depends on the available features and suitability for your business.For the different G Suite pricing packages available, Google offers a free trial of 14 days. The free trial allows you some time to set things up or test on the suitability of the plan to your business needs. The domain name is required when setting up the free trial. A domain name uniquely identifies your site from the millions of similar sites and plays an important role in how people navigate to your site. When signing up, G Suite offers two options, either enter the existing domain name that you already own, or buy a new domain. If you don’t have one in place, how do you go about choosing the domain name for a G Suite free trial?

Checking Availability

Two common ways to check if your selected domain name is available are-

  • Search for the webpage of a domain name registry such as DreamHost or Name.com
  • Enter your proposed domain name in the search box
  • The results will indicate if the name is available or taken
  • If the name is already taken, most registries offer close alternatives. Evaluate the offered options or search for a different domain name altogether.
  • Purchase the domain name

Varied Domain Options

The generic domain extensions are .COM, .NET and .ORG. However, do you know there are hundreds of other extension options to choose from? Also referred to as New Domains, the extensions go beyond the mentioned generic endings.  

From the list, especially for business, choose the extension that suits the nature of your business. For example, .JOB for human resources or recruitment firm, or .MOBI if your business deals with mobile devices or technology. Also, there are extensions for those seeking to establish their business within specific countries. For example, .US is open for those who strictly live or work within the US.

The domain name is the cornerstone of your business. It should be concise, easy, relevant to your business, subject matter or brand, and memorable. The availability of domain options away from the generic extensions has opened up doors on how we think about domain names. The options help you express your personality and profession in more creative ways. G Suite pricing, usually depends on the package plan. However, the free trial allows you to test the suitability to your business needs. With the right domain name and the business offerings, you should experience improved productivity and revenue.