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. Select the name of your domain.
  3. In the left navigation panel, click DNS.
  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. Select the name of your domain.
  3. In the left navigation panel, click DNS.
  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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