This tutorial provides a walkthrough of the process for registering a domain, setting up a sample web server, and using Cloud DNS to point the domain URL to the server. There is a cost associated with registering a domain name. For Google Domains pricing, see Pricing and supported domain endings. For Cloud Domains pricing, see Cloud Domains pricing. Go to project selector.
Step 1: Complete the prerequisites
You cannot add a user name or an object name that only differs by a character with a diacritic mark. NetBIOS computer names can contain all alphanumeric characters except for the extended characters that are listed in Disallowed characters. Names can contain a period, but names can't start with a period. Names can contain a period. But the name can't start with a period. Periods should not be used in Microsoft Windows or later versions of Windows.
The Domain Name System DNS is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most prominently, it translates more readily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses needed for locating and identifying computer services and devices with the underlying network protocols. By providing a worldwide, distributed directory service , the Domain Name System has been an essential component of the functionality of the Internet since
To route traffic for your domain name, such as example. You can manage the DNS records of your domain using the registrar where you registered your domain, or you can manage them using Lightsail. We recommend that you transfer management of your domain's DNS records to Lightsail. This allows you to efficiently administer your domain and compute resources together in one place—Lightsail. You can create up to three Lightsail DNS zones.