OVH.com: Verify your domain

Tip: For convenience, expand the steps in this article and print it to refer to as you go through the verification process.

Why verify?

After you verify that you own your domain, you can start using your Google service, such as G Suite or Cloud Identity. If you have G Suite, you can start using Gmail, Google Drive, and all the other services included with your G Suite account.

How do I verify?

When you sign up for your Google service, you get a verification record that you copy and paste into your domain settings (usually stored with your domain host).

Need help with verification? Contact support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your G Suite subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

Step 1: Get your unique verification record

You get the verification record in the Setup Wizard when you sign up.

Not in the Setup Wizard? Go to Find the G Suite Setup Wizard to find the verification record. Copy your unique verification record, return to this article, and go to Step 2: Sign in to your domain host.

  1. On the Verify your domain and set up email page, click Choose a different method and select Add a domain host record.

    Choose a Different Method drop-down menu

     

  2. From the Value/Answer/Destination field, copy the entire unique verification record.Value/Answer/Destination field shows an example of the verification record.

Tip: If you need a CNAME record instead of a TXT record, in the Add a new TXT record to your domain step in the Setup Wizard, click add a CNAME record. You'll copy and paste both parts of this record into your domain's DNS records.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host

  1. In the Setup Wizard, on the Verify your domain and set up email page, click the link to open your domain host sign-in page in a new tab.
    Note: If the Setup Wizard doesn’t provide a link to your domain, click here to open the OVH site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.
  2. Sign in to OVH.

    If you don’t know your username and password, you can contact OVH support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. Go back to the OVH site tab you opened earlier in step 1.3.
  2. Under Domain, click the domain that you're using with your Google service.
  3. Under Access to sections, click Domain & DNS.
  4. Under DNS Zone, click DNS Zone.
  5. In the section Fields expanded, click TXT.
  6. Leave the sub domain field blank.
  7. In the Value field, enter your unique verification record, provided in the setup wizard.

    The record is a 68-character string that begins with google-site-verification:, followed by 43 additional characters.
  8. Click OK.
  9. A confirmation message appears on the window:
    The operation was completed successfully!
    The change will be effective within a few moments .

     
  10. Review your changes and click Verify (Ok).
Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the verification record box or click Verify.
  3. If you’re a G Suite customer, go to Next steps to set up Gmail.

G Suite: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your G Suite account.

  1. Keep the Setup Wizard and your domain host pages open.
  2. In a separate browser tab or window, follow the instructions to set up Gmail (MX records) with your host.

 

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