Google Account Types

Google Services and Valid Google Accounts

There are basically three types of Google accounts:

  1. Free Gmail account

  2. G-Suite domain account

  3. Drive-only account using a non-google account @,,,,, etc.

Type 1 is fairly obvious. Type 2 is like what a business or anyone with a custom domain name would use for multiple accounts within that domain. is a Google Domain.

Over the years, many have unknowingly created the type 3 Google account. If you are one of those people, you can check by trying to use it to logon by visiting If it asks you for a password, you have a type 3 account. Otherwise it will complain that the account does not exist.