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UW-Madison Google Workspace - Sites Web Address Mappings

All UW-Madison Google Workspace Sites have a web address:, which can be difficult to remember and undesirable to publish. UW-Madison Google Workspace supports the ability to map different web addresses to Google Sites.

Important: Sites web address mappings only work for public Sites. Any time users are required to be logged in, they must use the default web address (custom URLs will act as a redirect).

Note: Custom URLs may only be requested for Google Workspace Sites created using the new Sites interface.

Custom Sites Mapping

If you meet the requirements for obtaining a custom domain name in DNS, you can map any web address to a single site. Please note, only subdomains of the domain are eligible for custom site mapping. 

For example, if your Site is named: myproject, your Site can be available at or

How To Request a Custom Sites Mapping

  1. Decide on a * or * web address to which you would like to map your Google Site.
  2. Request that a CNAME for your desired domain be created. Submit the current Google Site address and your desired domain name:
  3. DoIT Hostmaster must approve the domain and create a CNAME record, then the request will be forwarded to the UW-Madison G-Suite team to complete the mapping.

KeywordsGoogle Apps Sites custom url wisc sites gsuite   Doc ID18696
OwnerChristina G.GroupUW Google Apps
Created2011-06-01 19:00:00Updated2024-01-30 16:48:39
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Google Apps, Systems & Network Control Center
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