Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading global web development platform, announced today that it is partnering with Google on the open beta launch of its new domain registration service, Google Domains. The product enables businesses to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business – whether it’s .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the Web.
Google announced that it is testing Google Domains in a post at Google+ 2 days ago. Google is working with some of the top website building providers like +Shopify, +Squarespace, +Weebly, and +Wix.com.
Through this new partnership, Wix will complement the Google Domains service with its unique drag-and-drop, no coding required, website creation platform. With over 50 million users worldwide the Wix product suite lets anyone create a complete and professional online presence, as well as manage additional aspects of their business – beyond website creation – from the Wix cloud. Based on the company’s freemium business model, Wix users can choose to maintain a free website or upgrade to a paid premium subscription in order to benefit from additional features and capabilities such as connecting a domain, removing Wix branding and adding e-commerce solutions.
People who will purchase a domain through Google Domains and then choose Wix to build their websites, will benefit from a comprehensive solution including hundreds of designer-made templates, an intuitive HTML5 website Editor, the ability to integrate 3rd party capabilities through the Wix App Market, an optimized solution for mobile devices and more. Upon upgrading their Wix websites to a premium subscription, these users will be able to easily connect their Google purchased domain to their websites.
“Google shares Wix’s goal to help small businesses utilize the Internet in exciting and new ways. Simplifying the web creation process is what Wix is all about, and we do it by providing enterprise level functionality to every business – no matter how small,” said Avishai Abrahami, Wix Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re proud to be partnering with Google to provide small business owners with a way to build up their companies online, through a user-friendly and affordable solution.”
Google Domains is currently in open beta by invitation only.
About Wix.com Ltd.
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 50 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. The Wix Editor and highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic online presence. Wix’s headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in San Francisco, New York, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.