Integrate with Google Sites

This article gives you the steps to connect a site developed with Google Sites to your subdomain. Google Sites is a tool that lets you easily create websites using structured templates. Learn more about Google Sites.

To forward your root domain ( to your subdomain (, create a subdomain forward for @.

Create a CNAME record in Google Domains

To add your subdomain as a web address for a site you created on Google Sites, you first need to create a CNAME record in Google Domains. To create a CNAME record:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. Open the Menu Menu.
  4. Click DNS.
  5. Scroll to Custom resource records.
  6. In the “@” field, enter the subdomain of the web address you want to use with the Google Site, such as, “www.”
  7. Click the “A” field dropdown and select CNAME.
  8. In the “Domain name” field, enter GHS.GOOGLEHOSTED.COM.

  9. Click Add.

Add a web address in Google Sites

The steps to add a web address in Google Sites are different based on whether you created a site with a regular Gmail account or an account through G Suite. Follow the steps below based on your Google Account.

Use a regular Gmail account

Follow the steps below based on whether you created a site on new or classic Google Sites.

New Google Sites

To add up to 5 URLs to your Google site:

  1. On a computer, open your site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top right corner, click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Settings" window, go to Custom URLs.
  4. Enter your custom URL.
  5. Click Assign.

Learn more about how to use a custom URL for your site.

Classic Google Sites

To add a web address in classic Google Sites, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to classic Google Sites, and go to the site you’re integrating with your domain.
  2. Click the More actions menu in the top right corner.
  3. Select Manage site.
  4. On the left side of the Manage site page, click Web address.
  5. Under Add a web address, enter the address of the subdomain you’re using, for example
  6. To add your address, click Add at the top of the page.
Use a G Suite account

To add a web address in Google Sites if you have an account through G Suite, follow the steps below:

Note: Before taking these steps, make sure you’ve created a CNAME record in Google Domains.

  1. Open the Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console homepage, go to Apps G Suite Sites.
  3. Click Custom URL Click + to add a custom URL.
  4. Select site type: New Sites or Classic Sites and click Continue.
  5. Enter your Google Sites URL and click Continue.
  6. Enter the subdomain (Example: www) you want to use and click Continue.
  7. Click Add custom URL.

Note: Depending on your location, DNS changes may take a propagation period of several minutes or up to 48 hours to take effect across the entire internet.

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