Google Domains

Instructions for pointing your Google Domains custom domain name at your Fabrik site.

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Written by Tim Jarvis
Updated over a week ago

1. Add your domain to your Fabrik site

Important: Link your domain within the Fabrik dashboard first. To do this, log in to Fabrik and go to Settings > Domains and link your domain.

Make sure both the root (non-www) and www versions of your domain are added. This way it doesn't matter which URL someone enters, they'll still end up at your Fabrik site.

2. Choose your primary domain

Every Fabrik website has a primary domain/URL. If someone navigates to a non-primary domain we redirect them to your primary domain. What you choose is up to you - personally we favour the non-www version (e.g. because it is shorter and looks nicer in the address bar.

3. Link from Google Domains

Go to the Google Domains website and tap the "Manage My Domains" link at the top of the page. Once logged in, you should see your domain listed.

Tap the DNS icon to do through to the DNS Management page. At the bottom of the DNS management page you'll find Custom Resource records.

You need to add or change both the @ and www records to point to Fabrik's IP address

Make sure you don't have any other forwarding set in Google Domains by mistake, or from the settings for a previous site.

The Internet is a big place!

DNS records are replicated all over the internet so any changes you make can often take up to 48 hours to propagate. If after a few hours your domain still goes to the old location, please be patient and wait a bit longer. If you want absolute confirmation that you've set everything up correctly you can use Dig Web Interface.

We're here to help

DNS can be a little tricky so if you get stuck, please contact our support team who will be happy to help.

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