Squarespace, a leading player in the field of web hosting and content management, has announced the launch of Squarespace Domain. The company which was founded in 2004, has created a name for itself around content management for bloggers, and providing innovative do-it-yourself website creation and hosting solutions. Now, according to an official blog post, Squarespace Domain has entered the domain registration business. The company will be providing “a beautiful ad-free parking page” with prices starting at $20 and ranging till $70 depending on the URL. Users can also customize their domains through numerous top-level domains that range from .camera to .pizza.
The blog further elaborates, “…if you purchase a domain from Squarespace, you’ll be able to upgrade to our industry-leading suite of website creation products and enable Google Apps for your domain (business email, calendar, storage, and more) with zero technical configuration.”
In addition, users can also avail the WHOIS Privacy feature free of cost. What this means is, when a domain name is registered, any associated personal details will be automatically hidden in the WHOIS public database. In a user-friendly move, Squarespace has also ensured transparency in the fee structure and assured that domains will renew at the original price points.
Squarespace has been in the process of expanding its product line for about six months now. Domain follows the launch of Squarespace Commerce and Cover Pages which were released last November. Squarespace Commerce was targeted at eCommerce enterprises. The offering included design templates built for eCommerce needs, abandoned checkout recovery, a mobile application, and a lot more. Cover pages on the other hand offered customers a choice of over two-dozen affordable cover page designs which are designed to showcase users’ social media and multimedia information.
Squarespace’s new solution seeks to attract and keep users. By rolling out Domain, the company has provided an alternative to users who are looking to build a gradual presence online. It is doing so by providing a product that unifies two basic functions of buying a domain name and finding a reliable space to host content.