@perry Hey, sorry it’s been a while! So I’ve brushed up on my basic understanding of DNS and looked through some of the existing community topics on Google Domains, and I think I know what I need to do. I just wanted to make sure my understanding is correct.
I have the domain awwfeathers.com through Google Domains. Currently I’m just forwarding it to awwfeathers.netlify.com. However, I want to set it up so that awwfeathers.com is the actual URL for my site. I think the best thing to do may be to use Netlify’s name servers instead of Google Domains, but I want all of my subdomain and email forwarding I set up to still work. It looks like it should be fairly straightforward to copy over everything that’s currently under the “Synthetic records” section on Google Domains. However, there are a couple things I’m not clear on.
I use subdomains quite a bit to make it easier for readers to find different things. For example, news.awwfeathers.com takes them to my newsletter signup page, store.awwfeathers.com takes them to my online store, etc. These just forward them to third party sites. When I examine the record, I see something like this:
When adding the above as a new record on Netlify, I assume that the Type should be
CNAME, Name should be
news, and TTL should be
3600. But what should go in the Value field? In the Google Domains record, it has
ghs.googlehosted.com in the Data field, but then it has this for every subdomain forwarding record I have. Would I put the url it’s supposed to forward the user to (which in this case would be
Thanks for the help!
Edit: After some testing, I found out I can’t put the URL I want to forward people to in the Value field. I can put
ghs.googlehosted.com as in the Data field of the Google Domains record, but I’m not sure how to tell it to forward people to the correct URL.