Google Domains: How to Forward the Root to www

In this example we will be forwarding the ROOT domain to www using Google Domains.

There is a little debate about whether using naked/root domains is better or worse than www, but I think the proof lies in seeing Amazon/Facebook/Google all utilize www.

I think there are a decent number of reasons why. but this article is specifically about HOW to forward the root/naked domain to www on your account.

1. Visit your Account and click on “DNS Settings”


2. Make sure you have the settings working correctly with a CNAME.

I mean that you should NOT setup forwarding until your is working perfectly. otherwise you will not be able to know if its working properly or not.

3. Add the Synthetic Records and take note of all form options

It should look like this:


Settings should be configured as such:

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