I have been browsing around for a good solution to use for private registrations on all of my domain name purchases.
Everywhere I had checked out before charged a bit of cash for the service…HOWEVER….I ran across a way to get this service for free…along with some other small perks!
First, go to Google Apps Domain Registration page and check out all the information they provide for you on this process.
Once you begin the process of registering your domain, you will be brought to a page where you choose between eNom and GoDaddy as your domain registrar.
Google provides this information as to WHY we are using eNom or GoDaddy to register the domains.
Google doesn’t register or host domain names. We’ve partnered with a few domain registration partners (registrars) that offer these services because it’s a lot easier to set up a Google Apps account this way. Continue with the pre-selected company or choose another one of our trusted domain registration partners to fulfill your request. Your new domain will be pre-configured to work with Google Apps so that you won’t need to manually modify your DNS settings.
So Google is using GoDaddy or eNom to register the domain, and then they point the dns to their servers. This is how everything is already setup for Google Apps to work (which btw is a pretty nice service).
I strongly urge all of you to check out this method of obtaining FREE private registrations with all of your domain purchases!
If you know of any great ways to get cheap or free private registration on your domains, leave a comment and let me know!
Note: If you are trying to use private registrations to game Google for PPC or SEO purposes, this is probably not the route you would want to take. I would assume they could very easily see your "private" registration information since they are the ones acquiring it.