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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:

ns2.aws.org
ns3.aws.org
ns4.aws.org
ns5.aws.org

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
                        ns2.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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    Why do you need to use a different nameserver for the subdomain? – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 4 at 10:47
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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. – Patrick Mevzek Jan 4 at 11:05

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