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G Suite no longer free

2022-01-19 23:10:22.228337+01 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Ugh: Does this mean Gmail for your own domain, too? If so, sounds like it's time to switch to something else.

Google requiring all ‘G Suite legacy free edition’ users to start paying for Workspace this year

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#Comment Re: G Suite no longer free made: 2022-01-21 14:09:20.09288+01 by: DaveP

If you need to switch email providers, know that I’ve been very happy with Fastmail for quite a few years. Haven’t moved everything there yet (I wish they served as a registrar too, so there were fewer steps to transfer some domains), but I’m happy with what’s there.

#Comment Re: G Suite no longer free made: 2022-01-21 23:11:19.280775+01 by: spc476

DaveP, can't you just change the MX record for email? Why does Fastmail have to be a registrar as well?

#Comment Re: G Suite no longer free made: 2022-01-22 15:19:37.981132+01 by: DaveP

I could, but my domain is hosted by a provider who is also a Tucows reseller, and they bundle everything. I don’t have direct access to the dns records. That’s convenient as they’ll update things when they change server configuration (which has happened three or four times in the past couple decades), and such. The main downside of transferring away from them is that I will need to transfer all of the services (registrar, dns, email, and web-hosting) at once.

Last time I went looking, the choices between the various registrars were between the extremes of NetSol and GoDaddy, and I couldn’t find any registrar that didn’t suck in one way or another, so I lost motivation and changed nothing. That was almost five years ago. The previous search was over a decade ago, and found the same sort of awfulness.

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