Use a Google Domain with Your Site

Every website needs an address, just like every cowboy needs a hat and every star needs a trek or a war, which is why you can easily purchase .com, .org, and .net domain names directly through your Weebly account. 

But what if you purchased a domain name from Google and want to use this domain with your Weebly site? Happily, our custom domain name feature allows you to connect your site to a domain you've already registered through Google. The changes we request are simple, and Google makes it just as simple to implement these changes. 

Login to your Google Domains account and go to the My Domains section:

 

Select the Advanced tab. 

 

And scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you'll find Custom Resource Records. 

 

You'll need to create two of these Custom Resource Records. The first of these is called an "@" record and Google is nice enough to have already started it for you. That means all you need to do is enter a Weebly IP Address and click the add button to complete the record, as seen here:

 

Our IPs are 199.34.228.55, 199.34.228.56,  199.34.228.57, 199.34.228.58, 199.34.228.59, 199.34.228.100.

You can use whichever of these IP Addresses that you feel like using (unless you've subscribed to our Business service and are using the SSL option, then you'll need to use the specific IP Address we provide when you assign your domain to your site. This is shown under Settings). All these IPs function the same way and they all work properly. If you find this confusing at all, just use the 199.34.228.57 IP.

Whichever IP you use for the "@" record, you'll also need to use when creating the second record. This next record is called a "www" record and it's entered like so: 

 

Click the Add button when you've finished this record and you're all done! You've created all the necessary records to get this domain working with your Weebly site. 

 

It can take Google up to 24 hours to update their records with your changes (though they're generally pretty speedy about it, so it should only take a few). Nothing is happening on our side when you point a domain here so there isn't anything we can do to speed this up.  

The only action you need to take in our system is to make sure you've assigned the domain to your site and Published it. You can assign the domain to your site via the Settings section of our editor.  

 

 

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