I discovered this question: Can I use different nameservers for different subdomains?

And I tried it out using Google domains.

I currently have a site hosted with AWS. However, I'd like to use Siteground to host a subdomain.

How can I do this through Google domains? According to the answer I posted, you just have to update an NS record on Google domains with the desired subdomain name and the nameserver. However, I tried this and it is not working.

For example, in Google domains I'm using 5 AWS nameservers:


and in the custom resource records section, I have a NS record set up like this:

Name    Type    TTL     Data
dev     NS      5m      ns1.siteground.us

On siteground, I have a WordPress site installed on the dev.mysite.com domain

What else do I need to do to make it work?

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    "you just have to update an NS record on Google domains with the desired subdomain name and the nameserver. " ... and you have to configure (or make someone configure) properly the nameservers to which you delegate the zone, so you have 2 things to do, on different sides, and without both it won't work. However like Stephen said, you probably do not need all of that. Just put the proper A/AAAA or CNAME records for dev pointing to your wehbost, and you are all set. Commented Jan 4, 2020 at 11:05
  • The question you linked has the answer you need.
    – keepkalm
    Commented Feb 16, 2021 at 22:07

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Once you are in the Google Domains control panel you can select name servers from the menu and it allows you to set up to twelve different name servers.

Google Domains name servers

If you want a subdomain on a different host, you normally do that with a CNAME or A Record. Google Domains actually makes this really easy, just type in your subdomain and set your hosts IP address. Google Domains Registered Host/subdomain

Personally, I don't think you need the name server change if all you want is to set a subdomain, blog.example.com. You just need a IP address for your Siteground server.

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