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Use your existing domain name for your new site

You can use a domain name (like example.com) that you already own for your new Google site. If you’ve had a website on your domain for a while and it appears when you search for your business on Google, your new Google site can use your existing domain name.

To do so, you’ll need to either login to your hosting company account and choose a “Redirect” option or similar, or contact your hosting company and tell them to redirect your existing domain to your new Google site.

Once you find a redirect option, point your domain to the URL for your new site provided during the Google My Business site creation process.

To find your new site’s URL, return to Google My Business, select Website from the menu, and then click Settings in the toolbar on the left side. At the top of the panel that appears, you’ll see your site address.

Examples: How to forward your domain to your Google My Business website

GoDaddy

  1. Log into your account at http://www.godaddy.com
  2. Next to domains, click “Manage.”
  3. Choose “Add Website.”
  4. Click “Connect to an Existing Site.”
  5. Select “Forward to Any Site” and enter the URL of your Google My Business website.

eNom

  1. Log into your account at http://www.enom.com
  2. From the menu, click “Domains,” and then click “My Domains.”
  3. Click on a domain name.
  4. Click on “Host Records” or select “Host Records” from the drop-down list.
  5. Select “URL redirect” to forward the host name to your Google My Business website. Enter your Google My Business website address.

Network Solutions

  1. Go to http://www.networksolutions.com
  2. Select the “Domain Name” menu item, then select “Web forwarding.”
  3. Choose “Log in to select a domain from your existing account.”
  4. Enter your user ID and password, then click “Login.” Select the domain name you would like to forward, then click “Continue with Web Forwarding.”
  5. In the “Destination URL” box, type the URL of your Google My Business website.
  6. Select the term periods you would like to purchase, then click on “Secure Checkout.”
Tip: If for some reason your hosting provider doesn’t have a redirect option, you may want to contact your web host’s (not Google’s) support team for help. Often you can find contact information on the hosting provider’s website. Or you can purchase a custom domain from Google.
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