Configuring Google Domains

Configuring Google Domains

Configuring Google Domains

by John Vincent


Posted on March 01, 2017



This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

Configuring Google Domains

Sign in to Google Domains

Select domain: johnvincent.io

  • Configure DNS
  • Registered Hosts
Host name: johnvincent.io
IP: 104.236.194.244

Host name: www.johnvincent.io
IP: 104.236.194.244

Redirect Domain

Domain internet-developer.com is to be redirected to 104.236.194.244

  • Google Domains
  • Select: internet-developer.com
  • Add Website
    • Forward
    • Enter: URL or IP address
    • Advanced
    • Permanent Redirect 301
    • Do not forward path
      • Forward

Google Subdomains

Do not use subdomain forward.

Add Custom resource records.

Type: A
TTL: 1h
Data: 104.236.194.244

for each of

test
www.test
ghost
www.ghost
linkedin
www.linkedin

Verify Domain Configuration

Google Domains

Ensure all are domains and subdomains are forwarding to the correct ip.

Test Domains

dig A www.johnvincent.io
dig A johnvincent.io
dig A www.internet-developer.com
dig A internet-developer.com
dig A ghost.johnvincent.io
dig A www.ghost.johnvincent.io
dig A test.johnvincent.io
dig A www.test.johnvincent.io
dig A linkedin.johnvincent.io
dig A www.linkedin.johnvincent.io

Output for each should look like:

dig A www.internet-developer.com

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> A www.internet-developer.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 15865
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.internet-developer.com.    IN    A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.internet-developer.com. 2652 IN    A    104.236.194.244

;; Query time: 2 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Mar  2 23:04:35 2017
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 60