According to several articles, Google reversed course and allowed most people that had been using the service for a simple personal email domain to continue to do so.
- Google Lets Personal Users Stay On ‘No-Cost Legacy G Suite’ With Custom Gmail Domain
- Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown, won’t take user emails
- Google Lets G Suite Legacy Customers Keep Their Free Account
- Google lets personal users stay on ‘no-cost Legacy G Suite’ with custom Gmail domain
I’m still quite happy that I moved to using google domains and its email forwarding feature. I believe my move is simpler to maintain in the long term, as long as google continues to allow email forwarding as part of their domains service.