Custom Domain Setup : Google Domains

The following article describes how to link your Google Domains registered domain name with your Crevado Portfolio.

Remember: Custom Domain name binding requires a Premium account for details see the plan comparison page

Set Up Your DNS

Navigate to https://domains.google.com/registrar and select the configure DNS button to configure your DNS records:

Google Domains Domain Listing Page

First you need to create forwarding from your bare/naked domain name to the www subdomain using the following steps:

From the Synthetic Records section at the top of the page, select "Subdomain forward" from the dropdown menu, enter @ in the Subdomain text field, in the Destination URL text field enter "www.yourdomain.com" (without the quotes).

Google Domains Domain Listing Page

NOTE: Make sure you replace 'yourdomain.com' with the actual name of your domain name, i.e. if your domain is myportfolio.com then you would enter www.myportfolio.com

When finished, click Add. This record will forward "yourdomain.com" to "http://www.yourdomain.com". Your record should appear as highlighted below:

Google Domains Domain Listing Page

Next, scroll to the very bottom of the page and add a custom resource record. You need to add a “www” type CNAME record that points to your proxy.crevado.com as indicated below.

CNAME configuration for Google Domains

Click add to add your CNAME record, and your custom resource record should then look something like the screenshot below:

CNAME configuration for Google Domains

NOTE: DNS changes like the above can take up to 48 hours to take effect and propagate throughout the internet.

Rejoice! All your domain configuration work is done - the final step is to setup the Crevado side of things. Login to Crevado Admin and click on the “Settings” tab.

Domain Setup Scroll down to “Domain Name Binding” under “Domain Hosting Settings”

Domain Setup Click on “use a custom domain” and add the WWW version of your domain name in the field provided and click the “update domain” button.

Domain Setup

That’s it! Now all you need to do is wait for the DNS changes to take effect

Remember: The DNS changes you made at your registrar can take some time to propagate to DNS servers around the internet (anywhere from one hour to one day).