Create a website for your domain name

After you have a domain, you can create your own website, blog, or online store with Google Domains.
Google offers many tools and resources to create a website. Learn how to:

Create a website or online store with a Google partner

To create your website, you can work with any of the following Google partners:
  • Blogger
  • Firebase
  • Google Sites
  • Shopify
  • Squarespace
  • Weebly
  • Wix
  • WordPress by Bluehost

To create a website, online store, or blog:

  1. On your computer, open Google Domains.
  2. Sign in with the Google Account you used to buy your domain.
  3. Click the domain name you want to manage.
  4. Open the Menu Menu.
  5. Click Website and then Build website.
    • To find available services, click See all partners.
  6. Choose a service you want to use to create a site. 
  7. Follow the directions below for the partner you've chosen.

Blogger

  1. Under “Blog Powered by Blogger,” click Continue and then Start with Blogger.
  2. To build your blog, follow the directions on Blogger.
For more information on how to create and update your blog, go to the Blogger Help Center.

Firebase

  1. Under “Static hosting Powered by Firebase,” click Continue and then Start with Firebase.
  2. If you have multiple Google accounts, select the account you used to buy your domain.
  3. Click Add project.
  4. Follow the instructions on Firebase.

To connect your domain to your Firebase project:

  1. On the Firebase menu, Select Hosting and then Get started.
    • If you don’t have a Firebase project yet, follow the directions on Set up Firebase Hosting.
  2. On the Hosting overview page, click Add custom domain.
  3. Enter the domain name you want to use. If you enter the correct root domain or subdomain (e.g. www.example.com or app.example.com), the domain will be verified.
  4. Under “Value,” copy the IP addresses of both A records.
  5. Go to Google Domains.
  6. Click Menu and then DNS and then Custom resource records.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Enter both IP addresses copied from Firebase.
    • To add multiple IP addresses to an A record, click Add more to this record .
  9. Return to Firebase.
  10. Click Finish.
Updates may take up to 48 hours to take effect. If the domain URL doesn’t load after 48 hours, contact Firebase support.

Google Sites

  1. Under “Simple Site Powered by Google Sites,” click Continue and then Start new site.
  2. To create or prepare your site, follow the directions on Google Sites.
  3. When your site is ready, click Publish.

Shopify

  1. Under “Online store Powered by Shopify,” click Continue and then Start with Shopify.
  2. To create your online store, follow the directions on Shopify.

To connect your domain to your Firebase project:

  1. Go to Google Domains.
  2. Select Online Store and then Domains and then Connect existing domain.
  3. Enter the domain name you want to use.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Go to “Connect your Google Domains domain.”
  6. Click Connect automatically.
  7. Sign in to Google Domains.
  8. Click Yes, connect.
  9. Close the Domains window.
Updates may take up to 48 hours to take effect. If the domain URL doesn’t load after 48 hours, contact the Shopify Help Center.
Important: If you want your service to continue past the 14-day trial period, you must select a Shopify plan.

Squarespace

  1. Under “Squarespace,” click Continue and then Start with Squarespace.
  2. To create your site, follow the directions on Squarespace.

To connect your domain to your Firebase project:

  1. Go to Google Domains.
  2. Click Settings and then Domains and then Use a domain I own.
  3. Enter the domain you want to use.
  4. Select Connect Domain and then Google Domains and then Connect Domain and then Yes, connect.
Updates may take up to 48 hours to take effect. If the domain URL doesn’t load after 48 hours, contact the Squarespace online support.

Weebly

  1. Go to Weebly.
  2. Click Continue and then Start with Weebly.
    • If you have multiple Google Accounts, select the account you used to buy your domain.
  3. Follow the directions to sign up for an account. Use the same email address you used to purchase your domain name.
    • Important: Weebly is part of the Square product suite. If you have a Square account associated with the email above, enter your Square password to finish the setup of your Weebly account.
  4. To create your site or online store, follow the directions on Weebly.

To connect your domain to your Firebase project:

Important: To connect your new site or online store to your domain, you must upgrade to a paid Weebly plan.
  1. Go to Google Domains.
  2. Go to your Square Online Overview page.
  3. Select Set up domain and then Use a domain I own elsewhere.
  4. Enter your domain name.
  5. Click Verify.
  6. When you get the message “You can connect [domain name] to your site and continue to manage it through your domain provider,” click Connect.
  7. When “Connect your domain to Weebly?“ appears, click Yes, connect.
  8. Optional: To return to your site, click Go to Weebly.
Updates may take up to 48 hours to take effect. If the domain URL doesn’t load after 48 hours, contact the Weebly Help Center.

Wix

  1. Under Wix, click Continue and then Start with Wix.
    • If you have multiple Google Accounts, select the account you used to buy your domain.
  2. When “Connect your domain to Wix?” appears, click Yes, connect.
  3. After Wix connects your domain to their service, click Go to Wix.
  4. To create your site, follow the directions on Wix.
Updates may take up to 48 hours to take effect. If the domain URL doesn’t load after 48 hours, contact the Wix Help Center.

WordPress Powered by Bluehost

  1. Under WordPress Powered by Bluehost, click Continue and then Start with Bluehost and then Get Started and then Sign in with Google.
    • If you have multiple accounts, sign in with the Google Account you used to buy your domain.
  2. When you’re notified that bluehost.com wants to access your Google Account, click Allow.
  3. Enter the domain you want to connect.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Follow the directions on Bluehost.
  6. When sign-up is complete, you get the “WordPress is ready to go!” page.

To connect your domain to your Firebase project:

  1. Go to Google Domains.
  2. Click Configure DNS with Registrar.
  3. When “Connect your domain to Bluehost?” appears, click Yes, connect.
  4. After you’re connected, click Go to Bluehost.
  5. Sign in to your Bluehost control panel.
  6. Go to My Sites.
  7. Select Add site and then Create New Site.
  8. Follow the directions on Bluehost.
For more information, go to the Bluehost Knowledge Base.
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