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How To Connect Google Domain to Google Sites in 2023

by Stewart Gauld
Last updated on January 27th, 2023
How To Connect Google Domain to Google Sites (2023)

Do you have a website built with Google Sites and want to learn how to connect your Google domain to your Google Site?

This will result in a custom professional domain name for your website, making your online presence more professional!

If the answer is yes, keep reading; this tutorial is for you!


How To Connect Google Domain To Google Sites?

In this beginner guide on how to connect Google Domains to Google Sites, we’re going to walk you through the process of connecting your Google domain with your Google Site – all in just a few minutes!


What is Google Sites?

Google Sites is a simple, user-friendly website builder platform located right within your free or paid Google Workspace account.

You can create your own unique website without any coding knowledge or technical experience through their pre-made templates in just a few clicks.

Additionally, Google Sites seamlessly integrates with other Google applications, allowing you to easily embed Google forms, maps, documents, and more into your website.

This makes it the perfect choice for beginners or small business owners!

Read more: Google Sites vs Google Business Profile comparison guide.


What is Google Domains?

Google Workspace is another platform within Google that offers a fast, secure and trustworthy domain service to accompany your Google Site website.

By choosing a professional domain name through Google, your website and brand will be more reputable, credible, and trustworthy online.


1. How To Connect Google Domain To Google Sites

Let’s go ahead and dive straight into Google sites to begin.

To connect your personalized and professional domain name from Google domains with your website that you’ve built with Google sites, you’ll first need to head over to your website.

  • Open up your browser of choice.



  • Find your Google site.

If you don’t already have a website (built with Google sites), check out our article here on how to create a free website with Google Sites.

Once you’ve arrived at your website, you’re ready to connect your Google Domain. Follow the steps below to find out how:

  • Firstly, make sure your website is published and live online.


  • Next, select the ‘Settings’ icon in the upper right-hand section of the page.


  • Click ‘Custom domains’.


  • Select ‘Start setup’.


You’ll then see three domain setup options (see screengrab), however as this tutorial is focusing on Google Domains:

  • Click ‘Select a custom domain from Google Domains’.


  • Click ‘Next’.

If you’ve purchased your Google domain name through your Google account, Google Sites will then automatically select the domain name.

We highly recommend that you create your Google Site and purchase your Google domain from Google Domains with your Google account.

You can read to know How to use Google Workspace.


As you can see, we’ve used this free Google account to not only create our website but also to purchase this domain through Google Domains (see screengrab).


If you haven’t purchased your Google domain yet, you’ll need to quickly do this before moving on:

That’s going to take you here (see screengrab).

  • Click ‘Sign in’ in the upper right-hand corner to sign in with your Google account.

Remember, this is the same account that you used to create your Google site.

After you’ve signed into your Google account:

  • Search for your domain name through the search bar within Google Domains.


  • Simply follow the easy process of both adding your details and purchasing that domain name.

You can watch our beginner’s tutorial on How to buy a domain name with HostPapa.


Once you’ve purchased your Google domain name:

  • Head back to Google Sites.

If you’ve purchased multiple domain names through this account through Google domains:

  • Click the drop-down button and select the correct domain (see screengrab).


  • Make sure that you have ‘www’ before your domain name.


  • Tick to enable ‘Redirect root domain to this site’.


  • Click ‘Done’.


You should now see under ‘Custom domains’ that you have successfully connected your domain name from Google domains to your Google site! (see screengrab).

It’s worth mentioning that it can take up to 24 hours before your domain is connected to your website.

However, your website should be live (using this domain) within just one hour.

Read more: Create A FREE Online Store with Google Sites


How To Connect Google Domain To Google Site (Video guide)

And that is how you can connect your custom domain from Google domains with your Google site.

If you have any questions about connecting Google Domains with Google sites, leave a comment or watch our full visual video guide below where we walk you through this process.


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