When it comes to mapping your Google Site(s) to your own custom domain name(s), there are a few things to keep in mind:
- [link] Are you using the stand-alone version of Sites, or the Google Apps version? (There is a difference.)
- [link] Creating a custom URL for the Sites service is different from mapping your domain to your Site.
- [link] Google does not support mapping your naked domain (http://example.com) to a Google Site, but you can make it happen. (For Google Apps users, Google now offers a naked domain redirect feature, but an alternate method is recommended in the Google Apps Naked Domain Redirect article on this site.)
Essentially, there are two parts to the whole mapping process:
- ghs.google.com You need to tell your registrar/DNS host where to send requests for your subdomains ("www", "mail", "sites", etc.) by entering the CNAME pointing to
- You also must tell Google what to do with requests to the subdomain specified in #1 through either your Site's "General" page, or your Google Apps control panel.