Subdomain forwarding

Subdomain forwarding directs a subdomain of your domain to an existing URL.

Create a subdomain to forward

To create a subdomain and forward it to a URL:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. On the left, click My domains.
  3. Locate the domain you want to update and click the DNS tab .
  4. Scroll down to Synthetic records.
  5. From the list of synthetic record types, select Subdomain forward from the list of synthetic record types.
  6. Add a synthetic record by entering the following information:
    • SubdomainEnter the subdomain you're forwarding, www, or @ for the root domain.
    • Destination URL: Enter the address you're directing the above subdomain to.
    • Type of redirect: This selection determines how routers and browsers store your subdomain forwarding information. If you're not sure which to use, choose Temporary (302). Learn more about types of redirects.
    • Path forwarding: If you're not sure, leave path forwarding off. Learn more about path forwarding.
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): Choose whether to enable or disable SSL. Learn more about SSL and secure namespace.
  7. Click Add to accept the changes to your resource record.

In a short time (up to a few minutes), your subdomain will lead directly to the destination URL.

Note: To forward WWW and your root domain (also known as the "naked domain") , you can also use web forwarding.

Edit or delete records

You can change or delete records at any time. To edit or delete a record, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. On the left, click My domains.
  3. Locate the domain you want to update and click the DNS tab .
  4. Scroll down to Synthetic records.
  5. Find the record you want to edit or delete.
    • To edit the record, click Edit. When you're done with your changes, click Save.
    • To delete the record, click Delete. To confirm deletion, click Delete in the box that appears.
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