Google Apps for Work Re-selling

I'm setting up a site for a client that wants Google Apps for Work as well as a custom website.  

I'm going to host their site with my own commercial host and I'll register the name on their behalf.

so my question is: I'm wondering how to re-sell the Google Apps for Work such that I can be an admin to take care of the administration but be able to transfer ownership to them if needed down the track.
LVL 43
RobOwner (Aidellio)Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
In google app you can register and create multiple domain's and sites as well... when ever you want to transfer ownership just create a user with admin rights ... that's it he will be handle it . simple.

all the best
Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
@shaik's advice is a violation of Google's terms of service.

Google has a partner program that they are currently updating.

Here is an overview of the program.

Note that you will need to sell ~1000 seats per year to stay in the program.  Many IT firms are now partnering with existing Google Apps resellers instead.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:

Thank you, I'm aware of their reseller program.  That's concerning about the Terms of Service.  Do you have a link or more information about how it breaches it please?

Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
Google's Terms of Service prohibit the resale of the service.  If you create an account for yourself and add customer domains as additional domains, you are reselling in violation of the terms.

If you buy Google Apps for a customer and pay for the account (as a direct account from Google), then get reimbursed by your client, you are okay.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
Google's Terms of Service prohibit the resale of the service.  If you create an account for yourself and add customer domains as additional domains, you are reselling in violation of the terms.
Please point me to where it says this.  I need something concrete
Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
Section 3.6, as follows:

Restrictions on Use. Except to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement or otherwise agreed by Google in writing, Customer will not, and will use its reasonable endeavours to make sure a third party does not: (a) sell, resell, lease, or the functional equivalent, the Services to a third party; (b) attempt to reverse engineer the Services or any component of the Services except as permitted by law; (c) attempt to create a substitute or similar service through use of, or access to, the Services; (d) use the Services for High Risk Activities; or (e) use the Services to store any Customer Data that is controlled for export under Export Control Laws.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
Thanks Allen, appreciate that.  Do you have a direct link to that?
Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
Very important clarification.  Thanks Allen!
Deborah CanalesSystems Administrator/Google Apps Certified AdministratorCommented:
Another option would be to just have them purchase through authorized reseller and create yourself an account that is a Super Administrator.  This way you can act as a consultant for them and log in and perform any maintenance or creation of accounts, permissions, etc. The Account is owned by them but you are able to log in as needed.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Development

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.