Purchase a custom domain through Google Domains and configure it with your Webflow-hosted site — in 4 steps!
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If you do not own a custom domain, you can purchase a domain from any domain name provider, or you can buy a Google domain or a GoDaddy domain from the Hosting tab in your Project Settings.
Make sure you have added a site plan to your project. Then, in the Hosting tab of your project under the Custom Domains section, select the Buy new domain option and choose whether you want to purchase a Google domain or GoDaddy domain.
Follow the instructions in the pop up to find a domain name and purchase it.
Once you've bought your domain, you'll be brought back to the Hosting tab of your Project, where you'll see that the domain(s) has been added.
Make sure that both your sub domain name and root domain name are on the custom domains list.
Now, click the Home icon next to the sub domain to set it as the default domain. This will send all traffic from all domains connected to this project to the default domain.
The default domain on SSL must be served on a domain that has a CNAME record. So, you'll need to set the full domain (www.yourdomain.com) as the default domain. To set the root domain as the default, check Setting the root domain as the default domain.
To verify that your DNS settings are correct, and that your domain is correctly pointing to Webflow, click check status under each of your domain names.
The final step is to publish your website. You should see your new custom domain in the publish dialog. Learn more about publishing your project.
It may take up to 48 hours before changes are successfully made from your DNS host. If your domain is not working correctly after 48 hours, troubleshoot your DNS settings or contact your domain provider’s help desk.
If your DNS settings are correct, but you’re still experiencing issues with your published site, contact us and we’ll help you resolve any issues.