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How to get a domain to point to Google Sites site.

Posted on 2014-11-09
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I have a Google Sites site.  Also a domain name that runs a web site on an ISP.  The only thing on that site is a redirect to https://sites.google.com/site/.....

How can I change it so my domain name goes direct to the Google Sites site?  I'd like to stop paying for the ISP web site.

I looked on the web and got confused with some sort of Google web console that would not open!

Thanks
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Haris Djulic earned 500 total points
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You need to change the domain details at the place where you bought the domain and enter details that will point resolution of your domain name to your web page.

First you need to create sub-domain on you domain since google sites can be mapped only to sub-domains and then you add the CNAME for your newly created sub-domain to point to ghs.googlehosted.com.

Then you need to verify your domain (and sub-domain) by adding it to your new sub-domain to your Google web master account. You start the process of verification by clicking on ADD SITE on Webmaster main page then you can use the official guidelines /step by step https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35179

After that you go to your google site manager and there you enter the verified the sub domain and that is it..

Your users can use the new link to get to your page...
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I had found the Google support page you reference but gave up.  I can open the webmaster page under my personal Google account but not the account that is used for the Google sites site.  No idea what this CName is.

Gave up and changed the site pointed to by the DNS record to just redirect.  

Thanks for the help but I don't have the skills or time to pursue further
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