Google Apps Gets Multi-Domain Support
Previously, Google Apps administrators faced a challenge when migrating multiple domains from legacy systems to the cloud. Apparently, Google has addressed that problem. The official blog entry indicates that Google Apps now has the ability to manage multiple domains from a single control panel. Here’s the details.
That blog entry makes it sound simple: Within an organization, Google Apps users on different domains keep their e-mail address but can see colleagues on the other domains in the company’s global address book. Google says it works just as easily across Google Docs and Google Sites.
Before this support was rolled out, Google says they and their resellers had to use workarounds, including setting up the other domains as aliases under the primary or simply setting up another Google Apps account for each domain. Obviously, neither is necessary any longer.
Multi-domain support is available now to Google Apps Premier and Education users at no additional charge, just like most other Google Apps updates. Call it one more step towards Google Apps reaching its full potential as an enterprise solution.