How to set up Google Workspace for custom domains in 2 easy steps!

Google Workspace

Over 5 million businesses use Google Workspace, and with good reason — it offers a comprehensive collection of applications to make any business more efficient. This article will discuss how you can set up Google Workspace for your preferred business domain.

As a business owner, the opportunity to have all your company data in one place is the height of convenience. All good companies run on constant correspondence; every department has meetings to hold, deadlines to meet, and countless important decisions to make. With Google Workspace, you can organize all official assignments from your home or office with a phone, tablet, or computer. 

What is Google Workspace?

Google Workspace

Google Workspace is a collection of vital business applications formerly known as G Suite. It is an integrated suite of secure applications that enhance team collaboration and productivity. 

Google Workspace features include exposure to working insights, responsive apps, more significant cloud storage, end-point management, and advanced security. Even better, Google Workspace apps are so easy to use that most of your employees are likely already familiar with them. 

Some of the more popular Google Workspace apps include Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, and Meet. No matter which apps you’re using, Google Workspace is an easy way to remove barriers and increase output. 

Google Workspace pricing

Google Workspace offers options for a one-person business quick start (1 user), small business quick start (2-9 users), medium-size business deployment (10- 300 users), and large business deployment (300+ users). 

Fortunately, Google Workspace’s unbeatable price-performance ratio ensures that you get more than your money's worth of services. 

Pricing starts from $6 per user per month for Business Starter accounts, $12 per user per month for Business Standard accounts, $18 per user per month for Business Plus, and $20 per user per month for Enterprise accounts. With this price breakdown in mind, your next step should be setting up your Google Workspace account for your business. 

Now that you have all the basics down, you're only 2 steps away from the successful setup of Google Workspace for your company's domains!

1. Setting up your Google Workspace account

In case you missed it, Google Workspace offers unparalleled benefits for businesses of any size. With a Google Workspace account, you even have the opportunity to change your email from @gmail.com to @yourdomain.com. 

You can purchase a suitable domain from one of three partnering domain registrars: Godaddy.com, eNom.com, and DomainDiscount24.com. These companies offer domain registration and hosting to Google customers. 

If you already have a domain name, no need to worry about purchasing a new one — Google Workspace allows you to use your preferred domain name. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up Google Workspace with your existing domain name.

2. How to set up Google Workspace for custom domains

  1. First, you can start a Google Workspace trial using our form here
  2. There you can enter all the data necessary to set up a test account.
  3. In the end, you have to accept the legal notice and privacy policy and submit the form.
  4. That's it! We'll create an account for you as soon as possible and notify you to get started. You can then use Google Workspace for free for 30 days, and then if you're happy, pick a plan that suits you. 

If you have followed these steps to set up your Google Workspace account, you can start using your account right away. You can control Google Workspace and your users’ interactions from the admin panel.  If you’re finding it difficult setting up or just don’t have the time, you might want to consider working with a Certified Google Partner.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does purchasing a domain name from Google help my Google SERPS ranking?
No. Purchasing a domain name from Google will only get you started with certain Google services.

Who are Google’s domain host partners?
Google partners with Godaddy.com, eNom.com, and DomainDiscount24.com to offer domain registration and hosting to Google customers.  

What is the difference between Google Workspace and Google free apps?
Some of the apps on Google Workspace are also available as free apps. However, with Google Workspace, you will enjoy perks such as a customized business email, more cloud storage for Gmail and Google Drive, guaranteed 99.9% uptime on business email, interoperability with Microsoft Outlook enhanced security, 24/7 email and phone support. 

Can I migrate my existing emails and calendar to Google Workspace?
Yes! Data migration and integration are possible on Google Workspace. Google Workspace has tools to migrate data from Microsoft Outlook or Office 365.  

Can I control how users interact with Google Workspace?
Yes, you can. Upon sign-up, all apps are available for all users. However, you can turn off certain apps from your admin console if you don’t want others to use them. This action is possible for one or multiple accounts on the team. 

Does Google Workspace allow multiple domains?
Yes. If your business has multiple domains or acquires a new domain, you can add all your domains to your Google Workspace account at no extra cost. You have the option to either add domains as an alias or a separate domain. Your users can have identities on one or all your domains. 

As technology advances, it’s easier than ever to optimize the way your business operates and communicates. Google Workspace is becoming the choice office suite for numerous companies, including top companies like PwC and Airbus. With or without your preferred domain name, you can enjoy the seamless services offered by Google Workspace for business. 


Your partner for the Google Workspace and Google Cloud solutions

Are you interested in modern collaboration in your company using Google software as an alternative to MS Office?  Get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more: We are an official Google Cloud Partner and would be happy to give you no-strings advice on the implementation, licensing, and productive use of Google Workspace!

Further Information

Google-Cloud-Blog: Introducing Google Workspace
Google Workspace Admin Help: Choose your Google Workspace Version
Google Workspace Admin Help: Google Workspace FAQs
Why large companies and organizations are choosing Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)

 



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