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Here is one reason why they will not:

Larry Page is trying to focus the company, not make it do everything under the sun.

See: Almost every extraneous service being cut.

I agree but arguably, you could say one of the focus is the cloud. Building an AWS competitor isn't necessary something they wouldn't consider in the future. They do have a DNS service, and they already do 3rd party registrations with Google App integrations for various things. None of those have been on the cut list. And I'm sure they have plans to continue pushing things forward for cloud services. Being a registrar and having services integrated with each other (see AWS) is an added benefit. I could be wrong and this is purely random thoughts out loud, but not everything should be viewed so narrowly or direct that you miss the big picture on where the focus is at and how you get there. It's still a possibility and none of us knows what Google has planned.

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