Access DNS records from a partner host

If you purchased a domain while signing up for a Google enterprise product, you access your domain's DNS records by going to Advanced DNS settings in your Admin console. From there, we'll direct you away from the Admin console to the domain host who registered your domain. You can also go to Advanced DNS settings to learn how to contact your domain host.

Note that if you purchased a domain during sign-up, you don't have to access DNS records to add CNAME records for customizing certain web addresses. See below for details.

When must I access Advanced DNS settings?

If you purchased a domain from a Google partner during sign-up, you don't have to access DNS settings to add CNAME records for customizing some service addresses or the www address for your domain's web site. Because you registered your domain with one of our partners, we added these CNAME records for you.

Exactly which CNAME records are already added?
Host Points To TTL
calendar ghs.google.com 1 Hour
docs ghs.google.com 1 Hour
mail ghs.google.com 1 Hour
sites ghs.google.com 1 Hour
start ghs.google.com 1 Hour
www ghs.google.com 1 Hour

You must still access your DNS settings to configure A records if you want to enable your "naked" domain address.

How to access Advanced DNS settings

Accessing your DNS settings directs you away from your Admin console to the domain host partner who registerd your domain (currently available in English, only).

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Domains on your dashboard. You may need to click More controls at the bottom of the screen to find Domains.
  3. Click the Advanced DNS settings link associated with your Primary domain.
  4. To make changes to your DNS settings, sign into your DNS console with the information provided on this page.

Note: If you didn't purchase a domain name while signing up for your Google enterprise account, you don't have Advanced DNS settings in your Admin console. Instead, you must go directly to your domain host's web site to access your DNS settings.