Set up the "naked" domain address for your site

With G Suite, you can map your Google Site to a custom address such as www.yourdomain.com. You can make it even easier for people to reach your site at yourdomain.com. Here's how to set up your Google Site with your naked domain address, which is your web address without "www".

Before you begin

For your naked domain address to work, you must already host your Google Site at www.yourdomain.com, where yourdomain.com is the name of your actual domain. See how to customize a Google Site address.

Note: Only primary domains can be redirected to a naked URL. 

Redirect your naked domain

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Add/Remove domains.
  4. Under Primary domain, click Redirect your naked domain.
  5. Enter the prefix or subdomain of the web address. Typically, this is "www".  Then click Continue.

    Note:  Address mapping is supported only by HTTP and not HTTPS.
     
  6. Configure A records for your domain to map the prefix you entered above to the IP addresses of Google servers hosting your site.

    You configure A records using the administrative tools at your domain host, not the Google Admin console. If you know how to configure A records, see A record values

  7. When you're done, click I've completed these steps.

You might have to wait up to 48 hours for your A record changes to go into effect. After that, entering your naked domain address redirect to the web address you set up in your Admin console.

Troubleshooting

If you can't access any of your sites with a naked domain address, your domain may be set up with HTTP Strict Transport Security. This security measure requires HTTPS connections to your domain and subdomains. The Admin console supports only HTTP connections for custom URLS, so you can't redirect site addresses for your domain.  

You can check the HTTP Strict Transport Security status for your domain at https://hstspreload.org.

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