Addition – Setup Google Apps for your domain name
Besides accessing our NAS with our own domain name, we can also apply Google Apps for our domain name.
First, submit your application to google using the URL below
Once your application is approved, then all you need is to create the following DNS entries with your DNS provider (afraid.org)
afraid.org setup for google apps
To add both MX and CNAME records in afraid.org, simply add ‘Sub domains’ for each entry. afraid.org also treat CNAME and MX records as ‘subdomain’.
For adding MX entries:
|Sub domain setting||Type||Subdomain||Domain||Destination|
|MX Entry #1||MX||<blank>||youdomain.com||10:aspmx.l.google.com|
|MX Entry #2||20:alt1.aspmx.l.google.com|
|MX Entry #3||30:alt2.aspmx.l.google.com|
|MX Entry #4||40:aspmx2.googlemail.com|
|MX Entry #5||50:aspmx3.googlemail.com|
For adding CNAME entries:
|Google Service \ Subdomain setting||Type||Subdomain||Domain||Destination|
|Google Start Page||start|
After adding the correct CNAME and MX entries to your domain DNS record, you can uses the google apps services with your own domain name:
Before you can use the url to access your very own google services, you must login to google apps as administrator and then change the URL of each services in the control panel:
- Login google apps for your domain as administrator
- Click ‘Manage this domain’ from top navigation bar
- Click ‘Service Setting’ from the top navigation bar, then select the service you wish to change the URL, i.e. Email
- From the ‘Web address’ section, click the ‘Change URL’ hyperlink
- Click ‘Custom’ option and input your desire subdomain for the service, i.e. mail for email service. The subdomain here must match the dns entries that you created above! Otherwise it won’t work.