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Google Apps Gets Multi-Domain Support

Manage Multiple Domains from One Control Panel in Google Apps

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Google has introduced multi-domain support in Google Apps. This comes in a new admin control that lets businesses and organizations with two or more domains on Google Apps manage them from a single control panel.

"Thousands of organizations deploy Google Apps every day, and a challenge for some large businesses has been migrating employees on multiple domains," says Google Apps software engineer Will Smit. "Until now, companies that ran into this issue could either set up other domains as domain aliases or set up different Google Apps accounts for each domain, neither of which was an ideal solution."

Google Apps Gets Multi-Domain Support

"Users belonging to different domains within an organization keep their domain-specific email address but can see coworkers from other domains in the organization’s global address book," says Smit. "It’s also easy for users to share across domains in Google Docs, Sites and the rest of Google Apps."

The feature is available immediately for all Google Apps Premier and Education edition users. There is no additional cost.

Google Apps Gets Multi-Domain Support
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  • http://myindigolives.wordpress.com/ Ellie K

    It is rather incredible that large Enterprise users of Google Apps have tolerated this for so long! I assume we’re talking about paying Google Apps Premier users.

    Actually, it is more common than not for groups or divisions within the same company to use different email domains. Reasons include remote locations, or employees working for a wholly owned subsidiary of the corporate parent, even employees from a recently-acquired company might be kept with their former email addresses, for a variety of reasons.

    Here’s a possible explanation, it might justify the delay? Perhaps Google delayed offering this feature because larger scale implementation of Google Apps e.g. in Enterprise, is a relatively newer market segment for Google, and learning-as-they go slowed them down? Maybe? Well, Google set things right, and is offering the feature at long last!.

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