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Simple instructions for hosting a site on GD when the domain name was purchased elsewhere

I am trying to help someone who has purchased a domain name from Google and I want to host the associated web site on GoDaddy.

 

Suppose the domain x.com is purchased from Google.

1. How to I modify the Google settings to point to GoDaddy?

2 What do I place on GoDaddy to host the website? I currently have a version of the site on GoDaddy as a sub-domain off of one of my existing domains - like y.test.com where test is a domain registered with GD.

 Can the x.com be somehow open the y.test.com site or do I need to create a new domain under GD called x.com?

I have read that you can do such a thing but I need a hint!

 

Thanks,

Pat

 

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I have now discovered that .app domains (at least under Google) are required to use ssl AND self-signed certificates are NOT acceptable! Thank you for helping me investigate this!

 

Pat Gerstle

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Hi Pat - so there are a few different pieces you asked here

1) Managed DNS (Modify the domain to point to GoDaddy)

You have 2 options here

A) Manage the DNS at GoDaddy which would mean going to https://dcc.godaddy.com and adding the domain as DNS Hosting only option and then in Google Adjusting the name servers to point to GoDaddy https://support.google.com/domains/answer/3290309?hl=en

B) Keep the DNS at Google and just adjust the A record for the domain https://support.google.com/domains/answer/9211383?hl=en&ref_topic=9018335

 

2) GoDaddy Settings for the domain - 

So I am assuming you have this on a cPanel account - you would need to add the additional domain to the cPanel account and point it to the correct folder - if it is a WordPress site you would also need to adjust the site settings for the live domain.

 

Personally I do not recommend hosting multiple websites on a single cPanel account - specifically because if one site gets compromised your entire account can be compromised. (Just my 2 cents)

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Thank you for the reply - I think I am almost there! Access to site now
works on my mobile devices (iPhone and iPad) but I get the following error
on my PC:

This site has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS),
which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an
exception to visit this site.

I don't how this got set or whether it is controlled by Google or GoDaddy
but since I don't need it, I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,
Pat Gerstle

@patgerstle 

 

What is your domain??

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sdct.app

I’m getting back a cert error like your SSL certificate needs to be updated

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I have now discovered that .app domains (at least under Google) are required to use ssl AND self-signed certificates are NOT acceptable! Thank you for helping me investigate this!

 

Pat Gerstle

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