Enable your "naked" domain address

If you build a Google Site and map it to a custom address such as www.yourdomain.com, you can make it even easier for people to reach your site by typing simply yourdomain.com—that is, the web address without the w's. You do this by redirecting your naked domain address.

Before you begin

For your naked domain address to work, you must already be hosting a Google Site at www.yourdomain.com, where yourdomain.com is the name of your actual domain. To set this up, see Customize a Google Site address.

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 address where you want to send users when they type your naked domain (typically www). Then click Continue.

  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 and just want to know what IP addresses to enter, 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, although it often happens much sooner. After that, typing your naked domain address will redirect to the web address you specified in your Admin console.

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