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Google Sites for your domain: map the domain root to a site

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/06

With Google Sites, you you can attach it to your domain like

In practice the domain is not bound to Google Sites, but everywhere in this post, please substitute with your own domain name.

In Google Sites, you can design web-sites and create “web address mapping” entries for it. However, you can only add a site mapping for a sub-domain.

But what if you want your also to be visible as from

Then you get a nice error message “Required field must not be blank”:

An initial search only revealed one other person having this problem: [WayBackI have created a SITEs in Google Apps…BUT… – Google Product Forums which probably means my search wasn’t good enough.

After a long search, I finally found the answer: this feature is called “Redirect your naked domain” and is not within the Google Sites part, but the Google Admin part.


  1. go to your admin page where you see a page like this:
  2. click on Redirect your naked domain
  3. Now you see a page like this:
  4. If needed, alter your subdomain (defaults to www), then click Continue.
  5. Ensure your DNS provider has the A-record for the naked domain (often @ or.) pointing to the IP addresses for the Google Sites.
    Note that for some DNS registrars, you have to enter multiple A-records:
  6. After you’ve entered the A-record(s), then press I've completed these steps:
  7. Check if the redirect has worked.



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