Buy a new domain or use an existing one for your website

You can use a domain name (like "example.com") that you already own for your new Google My Business site. Or you can purchase a custom domain from Google.
 

Purchase a custom domain

The site you created on Google My Business is hosted by Google for free. Your website will have a name you choose with a "business.site" web address, like "yourcompanyname.business.site."

If you would like a custom domain, like "yourcompanyname.com," you can purchase one for your Google My Business website. Publish your site and click Buy Domain. Then, search for a custom domain name and purchase it from Google Domains. It’ll automatically connect your website to your domain name. Learn more about Google’s domain service.

Connect your Google domain to Google My Business

You can connect your existing Google domain to use for your Google My Business website. Before doing so, make sure you’re logged in to the same Google Account used for both, and own the domain and the listing. 

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Click Website
  3. Your Google domain will show. Click Connect
  4. To confirm, click Connect again.
  5. If you want to see your website, click Visit site.

Forward your third-party domain to your Google My Business website

Login to your hosting company account and choose a “Redirect” option or similar. You can also contact your hosting company and tell them to redirect your existing domain to your new Google My Business site.

Redirect your domain to the URL for your new site provided during the Google My Business site creation process.

Here are examples of how to forward your domain using common hosting providers:

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 My Domains.
  3. Click on a domain name.
  4. Click 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 Domain Name and then 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 Secure Checkout.

You can find contact information on the hosting provider's website.

Fix issues

If you're having issues connecting your Google domain with your website created through Google My Business, contact Google Domains support.

Not connected

Error message: "We weren't able to connect your domain, [domain name], to your website."

If you get an error message that your Google domain won’t connect to your website, it could be because of one of the following reasons:

Pending

Error Message: "We're working on connecting your domain to your website. Please check back in a few minutes."

If you get an error message that your Google domain connecting to your website is pending, it could be because of one of the following reasons:

  • Your domain registration isn’t complete yet.
  • The payment for your G Suite account hasn’t completed yet.
     

See your website's URL

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Click Website
  3. In the left, click More
  4. At the top of the panel that appears, you’ll see your site address.
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