Private Equity Firm Purchases .org registry

Google selling registrar to SquareSpace

Matt Binder at Mashable is reporting that Google is in the process of selling their domain registrar to SquareSpace. The move comes as a surprise to much of the industry after the tech company burst onto the scene in 2014, acquiring a great deal of the market share even as the service remained in beta until 2022. SquareSpace is reportedly purchasing the service for $180 million US and is set to take over their 10.1 million domain names, making them one of the largest registrars in the world, behind only GoDaddy, Namecheap and TUCOWS.