Creating Your CNAME Record: Other Hosting Services

The steps to configure CNAME records depend on your hosting service and domain registrar, but you can use the following information as a general guide:
  1. Log in to your account, and go to the DNS management page. (Who is my domain host?)
    Since CNAME records are special Domain Name Service (DNS) records, they may be in sections such as DNS Management or Name Server Management. It's possible that you will have to enable advanced settings to create a CNAME record.
  2. Delete existing CNAME entries for the address you selected in your Google Admin console.
    Before entering a new CNAME record to point to Google, you should first delete any existing entries for the same alias. If you plan to transfer the information from an existing website to G Suite, you should copy the content of your site to Google Sites before changing your CNAME record. This way your new Google Site will be accessible when you configure Google as the destination.
  3. Use the information in the following table when you create your CNAME record.
    If your service requires you to enter server information directly into the DNS tables, the entry below needs to have a type CNAME associated with them.

     

    Host Name/Alias Value/Destination
    pages
    * This is the part of your website's address that you designated. For instance, if you chose pages.mydomain.com as the address, pages is the host name. Learn more.
    ghs.googlehosted.com
  4. Save your changes.

Congratulations! Your CNAME record is now configured to point to Google. Keep in mind that changes to your DNS settings may take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet.

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