About the article

This article is a dedicated branch of “Custom Domains on Shifter for Google Domains. Before following the instructions, you’ll need to follow “Custom Domains on Shifter to register domain name to Shifter and get domain verification records.

Sample domain and DNS records

Sample Domain:

Sample Shifter Domains:

  • abc123.on.getshifter.io.
  • def456.cloudfront.net.

Sample Validation Records

For example.com

Name: _abcde.example.com
Type: CNAME
Value: _01234.acm-validations.aws.

For www.example.com

Name: _hijkl.www.example.com
Type: CNAME
Value: _56789.acm-validations.aws.

Setting up validation DNS records

1. Navigate Login page

https://domains.google.com

2. Click [My domains] menu, then choose your domain name under My domains section

3. Click [DNS] menu, and make sure [Use the Google Domains nameservers] is chosen.

4. Scroll down to “Custom resource records” section.

5. Input recordset

For example.com

In the first box, enter _abcd
In the second box, select CNAME.
In the TTL field, enter 1H.
In the data field, enter _01234.acm-validations.aws.
Click [Add] button

For www.example.com

In the first box, enter _hijkl.www.
In the second box, select CNAME.
In the TTL field, enter 1H.
In the data field, enter _56789.acm-validations.aws.
Click [Add] button

Note: never remove validation codes.

Setting up DNS records, after completed domain verification.

6. Add CNAME.
After completed domain verification, let’s set up CNAME record for your domain name.

For www.example.com

In the first box, enter www
In the second box, select CNAME.
In the TTL field, enter 1H.
In the data field, enter abc123.on.getshifter.io. or def456.cloudfront.net

Click [Add] button

Note: never remove validation codes.

That’s all!

[Optional] Domain forwarding (zone apex/naked domain to www-prefixed domain)

Set up domain forwarding for example.com

1. Navigate to Synthetic records section,

2. Setting up like the below.

  1. In the first box, choose [Subdomain forward].
  2. In the second box, [Subdomain] field, input @ .
  3. In the third box, [Destination URL] field, input www.example.com
  4. Choose [Temporary] or [Permanent]. (optional)
  5. Choose [Do not forward path] or [Forward path]. (optional)
  6. Choose [Disable SSL].

3. After setting up, click [ADD] to save changes.

That’s all!

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