You can make it easy for users to find your core G Suite services by creating custom web addresses (URL) for each service. For example, with a custom address, users can sign in to their Gmail account at mail.yourdomain.com instead of the longer default address mail.google.com/a/yourdomain.com. You can create custom addresses in your primary and secondary domains for services, including Gmail, Calendar, Sites, and others.
If you purchased your domain from a Google partner when you signed up for G Suite, you don't need to create custom addresses for your Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites and Groups for Business services. We've customized these addresses for you.
Customize a service address
From the Admin console Home page, go to Company profileCustom URLs.
- (Optional) Select the domain you want to update from the drop-down list.
- Enter a prefix for the service URL. Example prefixes for Google services include mail, calendar, drive, sites, and groups. If the prefix is already assigned to another service, remove or rename the prefix and click Save. Then add the prefix to the service URL.
- Click Save.
- Follow the instructions to add a CNAME record for each service address you're customizing. Or click, "I'll do this later", which cancels any changes to the prefix.
- To add a CNAME record, sign in to your account at your domain host's website (not Google).
For example, to create the Gmail address mail.yourdomain.com, add a CNAME record that points mail to ghs.googlehosted.com. Your domain host records will be something like this:
Type Name or Host Value or Address CNAME ghs.googlehosted.com CNAME calendar ghs.googlehosted.com
- Click I've completed these steps.
If you see an error message, check the following:
- The custom URL may be in use as a customized Google Sites address. For details, see Customize a Google Site address.
- You entered duplicate URLs.
- Your domain is set up with a security measure, such as HTTP Strict Transport Security, which requires HTTPS connections. The Admin console supports only HTTP connections for custom URLS, so you can't customize service addresses for your domain. You can check the HTTP Strict Transport Security status for your domain at https://hstspreload.org.