So long story short: for a long time I've had domain (basic website + G-Suite email) for an LLC (let's say
example.com) that I used to use for freelance gigs. I stopped doing much freelance stuff since I became employed by a company around 2 years ago. Still, I wanted to keep the domain, but idiot me forgot to renew the domain earlier this year and the domain expired and stopped existing.
Somehow my email with Google continued working as normal and I got no warnings AT ALL from Google about the underlying domain... I imagine perhaps because the domain wasn't snapped/kidnapped up by a reseller or any new owner to reset the DNS records?
Anyhow, as soon as I realized my domain had expired, I went to a new/different registrar (Cloudflare) and re-registered it ASAP. I setup the following DNS records (real domain name and IP redacted):
Now comes the weirdness:
- When I go to mysidehustle.com, I see the html page I'm expecting... BUT the page has an SSL certificate that I did NOT create or install. It's for the bare domain, and any subdomains (*/wildcard), and it's issued by Google Trust Services LLC. WTH?? I get that Cloudflare is proxying the domain, but why, how/where is it getting a Google SSL cert?!?
- When I log into G-Suite/Workspace Domain admin area, I don't have many options as the domain just shows OK/active and "Verified" and the only thing I can do is "set up a redirect for www" and "Add Users".
- Right now I am getting mail for the domain, and everything is working as normal (I think)
My question is what and why does #1 above happen?