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Google Domains - Adding a DNS Record

Once you create a Managed URL on Patr, the DNS needs to point to Patr for the Managed URL to become active. In case your domain is using Patr nameservers, Patr can automatically manage this for you with the click of a button. However, for external domains, you need to add the DNS record manually.

How to point a DNS record to Patr

To point a DNS record to Patr, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your Google Domains account here

Google Domains login page

  • Select the domain you want to verify and click on the Manage button next to it

Google Domains domains list

  • Select the DNS section on the Side Nav.

Google Domains manage domain page

  • Select Add next to the "Custom resource records" section. As shown in the screenshot below, enter the following values:
    • In the Name field, enter the subdomain of your Managed URL. In case you're using the root domain, enter @.
    • In the Type field, select CNAME
    • In the Data field, enter
    • You can leave the TTL value at default

Google Domains adding verification record

  • Save the record.

Google Domains adding verification record

  • Wait for the DNS changes to propagate, which can take up to 24 hours.
  • Go back to Patr and select "Configure" under the Managed URL you just added.

Patr will check for the DNS record you just added. If it finds it, your Managed URL will be configured. If the verification fails, double-check that you entered all the values correctly and that the DNS changes have propagated.

Further Reading

Adding a Domain to Patr
Setting a custom domain to your infrastructure
Creating a Managed URL