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Custom URL for google apps / gmail

  • Posted September 18, 2013

Google apps says:

To use the custom URL mail.domain.com, you must change the CNAME record with your domain host. Find the CNAME settings and enter the following as the CNAME value or alias: mail Set the CNAME destination to the following address: ghs.googlehosted.com

If I try and add a CNAME record and enter “mail” as name and “ghs.googlehosted.com” as hostname then I get this error: Data needs to end with a dot (.)

What am I doing wrong? (I feel like I must just not be understanding something fundamental about how DNS records work)

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<code>ghs.google.com.</code> has worked for me in the past, as well.

Does the custom URL mail.domain.com appear even when using the mail application or does it only redirect to mail.google.com? I’m only getting redirects, so wanted to confirm if that is normal.

Oh, haha, I dunno why I didn’t try that. Thanks!

Replace <code>ghs.googlehosted.com</code> with <code>ghs.googlehosted.com.</code>.