Choosing your domain design
In addition to carefully choosing your primary domain for your Google 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 Google 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|