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I migrated an old site to the New Google Sites. Rather than having a long URL https://sites.google.com/site/mywebsite, I would like to have a short one, like https://mycompany.com. So I bought the domain on GoDaddy, and added a redirection, which works. However, the redirection does not mask the old URL, which is still visible in the browser.

I found these instructions on Google Help to do it, but it seems that it applies only to business accounts. Is it possible to do it without a G Suite account?

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    No... it's not possible. Google Sites is not a proper hosting platform either. – Simon Hayter Jun 1 '18 at 23:11
  • If you are looking for free hosting, you might want to look at GitHub Pages or Netlify – jrtapsell Jun 2 '18 at 8:43
  • Thanks. Is it possible to have the same template on a proper host? Google Sites really match my needs in terms of design. – Strabonio Jun 14 '18 at 17:39
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Yes, New Google Sites supports custom domains for private Google accounts. It was added gradually through 2018. Read more on the support pages.

For my club site it works very well, with automatic SSL certificate and so, except one thing: "og:url" still points to the "sites" URL so sharing on Facebook doesn't use my custom URL. I don't want people to even know that the URL https://sites.google.com/view/sitename/ exists ...

PS! AFAIK https://sites.google.com/site/mywebsite is the URL format for the old Google Sites, but I guess you posted it just as an example of a long URL ...

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