Choosing your domain design
In addition to carefully choosing your primary domain for your G Suite accounts, you should consider your domain design options, which include:
- Single identity—You provision all users in a single domain.
- Multidomain—You can provision accounts both in a primary domain and in secondary domains.
- Separate accounts (not recommended)—You can spread users across multiple G Suite accounts.
The following sections list and describe the domain design options, including the pros and cons, and feature comparison.Domain design options (pros and cons)
|Separate accounts (not recommended)||
- For all domain designs, aliases are optional based on customer need.
- For single identity and separate accounts designs, secondary domains are optional based on customer need.
- Find more details on multidomain support here.
|Single identity||Multidomain||Separate accounts|
|Single administration console||Yes||Yes||No|
|Overhead when transferring a user between domains||Low||Low||High|
|Sync tool instances required (e.g., GADS, GAPS, GCC)||Single||Single||Multiple|
|Potential namespace collisions if consolidating domains||Yes||No||No|
|Involves multi-domain complexities||No||Yes||No|
|Central book for shared calendar resources||Yes||Yes||No|
|Collaboration functionality among coworkers||Best||Best||Limited|
|Single corporate GAL||Yes||Yes||Difficult|
|Email delegation available between coworkers||Yes||Yes||Limited|
|User ability to have external identity at secondary domain (i.e., send email, cal invites, doc sharing messages)||Email only||Yes||Yes|