Google on Friday will join the crowded field of services registering website addresses in a move aimed at encouraging more usage of the online search leader's free software products.

Google's service will charge a $10 annual fee and only handle addresses ending in four suffixes -- ".com," ".net," ".biz" and ".info".

There are more than 250 other suffixes in the internet's master directories.

Websites that register their domains through Google will be automatically set up to work with several other company products, including e-mail, calendaring and instant messaging.

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