Resource records

Google Domains supports DNS resource records and DNS wildcard records. All of these records have Name/Type/TTL/Data fields (see About resource records).

Learn about how to fix conflicting records errors. 

Resource records and name servers

Please note that the records you configure in Google Domains only work when you're using the Google name servers. If you are using custom nameservers, a message will appear at the top of the DNS section and you should configure your resource records and wildcard records with your DNS provider.

More about resource records

Record sets

Google Domains groups records into sets for easier viewing and management. A record set consists of one or more records with the same name, type, TTL - and different data values.

When you create a record, if a set with the same name and type exists, the record is added to this matching set and the TTL is updated. If there's no matching set, a new set is created and appended to the list of record sets.

Resource records

DNS resource records provide information about your domain and define the components that support your domain. Resource records are stored with name servers and are accessed during DNS lookups. For more information and examples, see About resource records.

To add resource records, do the following:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. Open the menu Menu.
  4. Click DNS.
  5. Scroll to the Custom resource records section.
  6. Add field values in the grey boxed area using the + icon and Add button.

To edit resource records, do the following:

  1. Click the Edit button next to a set. This will make all the the records in the set editable.
  2. Click the + icon to add a record. Click the x icon to delete a single record.
  3. Click the Save button.

    (As noted above, you can also add a record using the grey box. The record will be added to the matching set if one exists.)

Important: When a user updates DNS records, it takes up to 24-48 hours for those changes to propagate across the entire internet. During this time, different internet users may see different results when trying to resolve an IP address.

To delete resource records, do the following:

  1. Click the Delete button to delete all records in the set.
  2. On the popup, click Delete again to confirm.

    (As noted above, to delete a single record, use the Edit button and the x icon.)

Wildcard records

DNS wildcard records are used to match one or more subdomains — if these subdomains do not have any defined resource records. You can create wildcard records for DNS resource records and Google Domain synthetic records. For more information and examples, see About wildcard records.

About NS (name server) resource records

Please note the following about NS resource records:

  • NS resource records that identify your root domain (@ or — You don't create these records and these records are not displayed under the Custom resource records under DNS . Instead, these records are managed for you, either by Google Domains if you are using the Google name servers, or by your DNS provider if you are using custom name servers. Only the name server identifier ( is displayed under the Name servers section under DNS. You can change the identifier (switch from Google name servers to custom name servers) but you cannot change the NS records themselves. For more information, see Name servers.
  • NS resource records that identify your subdomains (, — You create these records by selecting the NS type under the Custom resource records section under DNS. Once created, these records will be displayed under the Custom resource records section and you can edit or delete these records.
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