Google Apps For Your Domain (GAFYD) is a wonderful service started by Google a couple of years ago providing free email, publishing & collaboration tools. What is not so wonderful is that there is no option to merge an account created within GAFYD with an existing Google account. In other words the Google Apps Account is different from a regular Google Account created by regular Gmail.
This leads to one person having 2 different Google profiles. You can import your mail from one account to another using Gmail’s Mail fetcher and subsequently forward all mail from one account to another so that your mail stays is one place. But this is a solution only for email. For other Google products such as Blogger, Google Talk, Picasa, Reader, etc. you are left with 2 separate Google profiles.
A solution mentioned by some is to open a Google Account using your Google Apps email address. But the result using this methodology is not as seamless as it should be.
Microsoft currently provides this option of merging 2 Windows Live Accounts, one created through regular Windows Live Hotmail and another created through Windows Live Custom Domains which is Microsoft’s version of Google Apps.
Despite repeated requests by users on Google’s own discussion forums, Google Groups, there is no end in sight to the chaos created by managing multiple Google accounts !