So, you’ve built a beautiful website on Webflow and now you want to connect it to your Google domain? No worries, I’ve got you covered!
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of adding your Google domain to Webflow. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Accessing your Google Domain Settings
The first thing you need to do is log in to your Google Domain account. Once logged in, navigate to the “Domain” section where you’ll find a list of all your domains. Locate the domain you want to connect with Webflow and click on it.
Step 2: Configuring DNS Settings
Now that you’re on the domain settings page, look for the “DNS” tab and click on it. Here, you’ll find various DNS record settings that you can modify.
Note: Before making any changes, make sure to take a backup of your existing DNS settings (if any) so that you can revert back if needed.
Step 2.1: Adding a CNAME Record
In order to connect your Google domain with Webflow, we need to add a CNAME record. Look for an option labeled “Custom resource records” or “Add/Edit custom resource records”. Click on it.
You’ll now see a form where you can add custom resource records. In the “Name” field, enter www.
In the “Type” field, select CNAME. And in the “Data” field, enter proxy.webflow.com. Make sure to save this record once done.
Step 2.2: Adding A Records for Root Domain (Optional)
If you want to connect your root domain (example.com) with Webflow as well, you’ll need to add A records. In some cases, this step might be optional depending on your domain provider’s setup. If it’s not required, feel free to skip this step.
To add A records, click on “Add/Edit custom resource records” again. This time, leave the “Name” field blank or enter @ (symbol for root domain).
In the “Type” field, select A. And in the “Data” field, enter one of the following IP addresses provided by Webflow: 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199.
Repeat this process for each IP address, and don’t forget to save the changes.
Step 3: Connecting Google Domain with Webflow
Now that you’ve configured the DNS settings in your Google Domain account, it’s time to connect it with Webflow.
Step 3.1: Open Webflow Hosting Settings
Log in to your Webflow account and navigate to the project where you want to connect your Google domain. Click on the “Hosting” tab located on the left side of the dashboard.2: Add Custom Domain
In the Hosting settings page, scroll down until you find a section called “Custom Domains”. Click on the “+ Add custom domain” button.
A modal will appear where you can enter your custom domain (e.g., www.example.com). Type in your domain and click on “Add Domain”.3: Verify Ownership
In order to verify ownership of your domain, Webflow will provide you with two DNS records: a CNAME and an A record. We’ve already added the CNAME record in Step 2.1, so now we need to add the A record.
Go back to your Google Domain account and access the DNS settings page again. This time, click on “Add/Edit custom resource records” and add the A record provided by Webflow.
Step 4: Publishing your Webflow Site
Once you’ve added both the CNAME and A records, go back to your Webflow Hosting settings page. You should see a green checkmark next to your custom domain, indicating that it’s successfully connected.
Now all that’s left is to publish your site! Click on the “Publish” button located at the top right corner of the Hosting settings page. Webflow will deploy your website to your custom domain, and you’ll be able to access it using your Google domain.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully connected your Google domain with Webflow. By following these steps, you can easily configure the DNS settings in Google Domain and publish your Webflow site without any hassle.
Note: DNS changes may take some time to propagate globally, so don’t worry if it doesn’t work immediately. It usually takes a few minutes to a few hours for changes to take effect.
Now go ahead and enjoy the seamless integration of your Google domain with Webflow!