Confirm You Own The Domain
Now that you have an account set up you need to confirm you actually own the domain. You should see the admin control panel, as pictured below.
Next, Confirm your domain by opening the file you uploaded in your browser. You should just see some text saying google-site-verification and some characters after that. Now click Verify. You should receive a message saying your domain was successfully verified. Click the continue link to go back to the admin panel.
Purchase A Custom Domain
Google offers hosting for the website originally made via your Business Profile on Google at no charge. Your website will have a name you choose with a “business.site” web address, like “yourcompanyname.business.site.”
To get a custom domain, like “yourcompanyname.com,” you can buy one for your website:
Verify Ownership Of Your Domain
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Arrange Columns And Sections
Rearrange your elements at any time by clicking and dragging the dots at the top of each one. New elements appear at the bottom of the page, and you can drag them next to existing elements to create columns.
Tip: To keep your images in their original aspect ratio, drag a corner to start resizing them, then press your Shift key to resize with the same ratio.
You can move single elements to the left or right, but you can’t change their vertical position within a section. For example, I can’t line up these headings with the center of each image:
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How To Access The Dns Settings Of Your Domain
The next steps have to be completed on the DNS settings of your domain. For assistance with these steps, we recommend contacting your hosting provider.
Log in to your domain provider .
Find the DNS settings for your domain. You can find instructions on how to do this by searching DNS settings + the name of your hosting provider, on any search engine .
Create a DNS record with CNAME type or A-type, depending on how you choose to link your domain to our servers, and fill out the Name and Value fields that are given to you on your MailerLite account.
Keep in mind that hosting providers may refer to the Name and Value TXTs differently. They can be referred to as:
Name and Host
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Verify The Domain Is Pointing To Webflow
To verify that your DNS settings are correct, and that your domain is correctly pointing to Webflow, check the status of each domain name in your DNS settings.
DNS changes can take a few minutes to propagate â or even longer if itâs a new domain. If your site verification doesnât work right away, you can come back later to check the status again. If you still run into any issues with your domain verification, reach out to your DNS provider to make sure the records are set correctly.
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How Custom Google Sites Domains Work
There are two ways you can have your own customized domain name that points to your Google Sites website.
- Select a domain from Google Domains: If you purchased your own domain through , youll see an option in the process below to choose that domain through the wizard.
- Use a domain from a third party: If you purchased your domain through another registrar like GoDaddy, youll need to choose the third party option in the wizard.
In this guide, youll learn how to step through the process to link your domain, regardless of where you registered it, to your Google Sites website.
Note: You cant link any domain that you dont own to your Google Sites website. If you want to link a friends domain to your site, youll need to get permission from them and assist you with the steps to verify ownership.
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Add Dns Records With Your Domain Provider
These are the DNS records you need to add to make the custom URL point to your personal Google Site:
Add a TXT record with a name/host/subdomain of and the value/data/target use the text string copied from Google Search Console mentioned above
Add a CNAME record with a name/host/subdomain of www that points to ghs.googlehosted.com.
If your domain provider lets you redirect your naked domain to the subdomain address then configure that
If you use Google Domains you can use its Synthetic records to get both your http:// and https:// top-level domain redirected as demonstrated in our full-screen video at 6:40.
If you want both your http and your https top=level/naked domain to redirect to your www address then you can use NakedSSL free of charge for one domain.
Alternatively add an A record of that points to 220.127.116.11
Once the top-level domain is verified you can then add a subdomain of your domain as a custom URL to your new Google Site: follow the steps below to make this custom URL web address mapping.
Use A Custom Domain For Your Site
Tip: To use a custom domain from your work or school account, contact your administrator.
You can use a custom domain for a site published on new Google Sites. Using a custom domain can make it easier for people to find and remember your site with a web address like www.yourdomain.com.
To use a custom domain for your site, you can:
- Select a domain from your Google Domains account .
- Use a domain you own that is registered elsewhere.
- Buy a new domain with Google Domains.
Important: Only the owner of a site can connect it to a domain. Learn more about how to change the site owner.
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Issues And Resolutions For Your Custom Domain
There are a number of other reasons your custom domain may not link properly to your site. Try the following fixes to get it working.
- Give the CNAME entry youve made a day or two to take effect. If this doesnt work, move on to the next fix.
- Double check the URL you entered in the wizard for your custom domain name and ensure that it actually matches your registered domain, without any typos. Make sure to include www in the URL.
- Make sure you havent already registered your domain with any like Blogger or the previous version of Google Sites .
- If youre trying to map more than 20 URLs, it wont work. You are limited to mapping 20 custom domains to your Google Site page.
Now that youve pointed your domain to your Google Sites website, your visitors can visit your site using a typical customized URL just like any other regular website on the internet.
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How To Enable The Ssl Certificate
When the CNAME or A-type records have been approved, the process of enabling SSL will automatically begin. You can find the status of your SSL in the SSL column.The process of fully enabling the SSL certificate may take a few hours.
Note: If the SSL has not been enabled after several hours and it is stuck with Enabling SSL, check if the DNS page of your domain has an AAAA type record. This type of record pointing to another server will prevent the SSL from being enabled, so it must be removed.
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Forwarding Emails To Gmail Account
Now that we have the necessary data, its time to set the Gmail account so it can receive messages sent to your custom domain email. Heres how:
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If you are prompted to verify ownership, skip the remaining steps in this section and follow the instructions later in this page. Then try again.
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Some Important Notes About This Method
While the Gmail part of this method is 100% free, there are some caveats to this method in that youll need to already have email hosting to make it work. Typically, you would get this through your web host if you have a website.
For example, if you host your website with Bluehost, Bluehost also helps you create your own custom email address as part of its service .
If you dont own a domain, heres a quick tool you can use to find out if the domain name youre interested in is available:
Once you set up your email address with Bluehost, the method in this tutorial would let you use Gmail to send/receive those emails at no extra cost. Unfortunately, already having this email hosting is a basic requirement for the free method.
For both creating your website and setting up the custom email account to use with Gmail, we recommend Bluehost. Plans start at just $2.75 per month and that includes hosting your website, hosting your email account, plus a free domain name.
If you dont need a website, another option would be to purchase email hosting through your domain registrar. For example, if you registered your domain through Namecheap, Namecheap sells a cheap email hosting service starting at just $0.79 $0.46 per month.
For the rest of this tutorial, well use Bluehost for our example screenshots. However, the same basic principles will apply to any host the interface will just be a little different.