Before you get started

If your domain has existing DNS records, it's a good idea to make a back-up before making any changes. You can do this by simply taking screenshots and storing them somewhere safe.

Sign-in to your Google Domains account at https:/domains.google.com

Setting up a CNAME

1. From your Dashboard click All my domains

2. Click Manage beside the domain name to be connected to your website

3. Click DNS in the menu on the left of the page

4. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to locate the section called Custom Resource Records


5. Add a new DNS record with the following information:

  • Enter "www" to replace @
  • Select "CNAME" from the drop down menu¬†
  • Leave "1H" as is
  • Enter "domains.envatosites.com" as the Domain name

Your new Custom Resource Record should look exactly like this:

6. Click Add to save the changes

Setting up a redirect

A redirect record ensures that all visits to your domain name without the "www." (e.g. example.com) are redirected to the full version of your domain name (e.g. www.example.com).

1. After adding the CNAME record, scroll up the page to locate the section called Synthetic Records

2. Create a new record with the following information:

  • Select "Subdomain forward" in the drop down field
  • Enter "@" as the Subdomain
  • Type in your domain name in the Destination URL field. You'll need to include "http://www" (eg http://www.hello.com)
  • Ensure the Temporary redirect (302), Do not forward path and Disable SSL options are selected

Your new Synthetic Record should look like this:

3. Click Add to save the changes

Checking the changes are correct

On your Envato Sites Custom Domain page, click Check domain settings.

Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for the new records to be propagated (start working).

If you have set up the CNAME and Redirect records correctly (and the records have propagated) you should see this:

Getting help

Domains and DNS terminology can get a bit technical and confusing. If you need help with any part of this process, contact Google support or ask our  domain experts for assistance. Send us a screenshot of your DNS page so we can help you troubleshoot.

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