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Google to sell domain names

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Google is about to start selling domain names. (Source: KGO/CNN) Google is about to start selling domain names. (Source: KGO/CNN)

(CNN) – Google is searching for more opportunities. It's already a major player in search, online mapping, social networking and other web functions. Now it wants to sell domain names as well.

The Internet giant announced Monday it's launching Google Domains. It's an invitation-only service that will help small businesses find, register, and manage their web addresses.

The service is currently in beta testing with a small number of users.

The move puts Google in direct competition with companies they once partnered with.

Their most notable partner-turned-rival will be Godaddy, which is the worlds' largest domain-management company.

Google isn't quoting prices yet, although a window on the Google Domains site suggests that registering a domain will cost $12 a year.

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