Configure Google Cloud DNS to manage my domain

This guide will describe how to purchase a domain and configure GCP to manage it with Cloud DNS

Setup below is a cut down version of the original docs located here

Go to Google Domains and purchase a domain.

Create a DNS zone which will contain the managed DNS records.

gcloud dns managed-zones create "foo-io" \
    --dns-name "" \
    --description "Automatically managed zone by" \
    --project foo

Make a note of the nameservers that were assigned to your new zone.

gcloud dns record-sets list \
    --zone "foo-io" \
    --name "" \
    --type NS \
    --project foo

In this case it’s ns-cloud-{e1-e4} but your’s could slightly differ, e.g. {a1-a4}, {b1-b4} etc.

Update google domains DNS settings and update the nameservers with the list of nameservers from the above step making sure to remove the last dot. e.g. in google domains enter the nameservers without the “.” suffix not

Edit Nameservers GCP

Last modified November 24, 2020: fix: use consistent links (e57cb94b10)