Names.co.uk: 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, Drive Enterprise, 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 G Suite 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

If you already signed up for G Suite but didn't complete the setup process, you can pick up where you left off.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. At the top of the Admin console Home page, click Click here to continue setting up the Admin Console.

    A red circle highlights the "Set up Admin Console. Click here to get started." option at the top of the Admin console.

  3. Click Verify

    A red circle highlights the Verify button on the first step of the wizard.

  4. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record. You can also click Switch verification method if you need to use another method.A red circle highlights the Continue button at the bottom of the Here
  5. Click Copy to copy your unique verification record.A red circle highlights the Copy button next to the TXT verification record.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host

  1. In the Admin Console, 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 Admin Console doesn’t provide a link to your domain, click here to open the Names.co.uk® site in a new tab. The Admin Console remains open in the first tab.
  2. In the top corner of the Names.co.uk site, click Log In.
  3. Enter the email address and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Names.co.uk  and click Log In.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Names.co.uk Support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the Names.co.uk site, click Control Panel.

     

    Control Panel

     

  2. Under Domains Hosting, click DNS Administration.

     

    DNS Administration link

     

  3. Click the domain name you want to verify with G Suite. In this example, we'll use the domain td-names.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.

     

    Domain link

     

    You'll see the Add/Modify DNS Zone page.

     

    Names.co.uk Add/Modify DNS Zone page

     

  4. In the Add/Modify DNS Zone page, go to the A, CNAME, AAAA, TXT and NS records section. In this section, you'll see entries like those in this image.

     

    TXT record key

     

  5. In the next empty row, you will add a new TXT record. Leave the Host name field empty.
  6. From the Type drop-down list, select TXT.

     

    TXT option

     

  7. Paste the verification record in the Result field.

     

    TXT record entered in the Result field.

     

  8. Click Save.

    Your page will refresh, and you’ll see a red Thank You confirmation message to let you know that the TXT record has been added.

    Note: It can take 24–48 hours for this change to take effect. However, as you go through the next steps in the G Suite Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new TXT record to verify your domain.

Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Admin console. If necessary, click the link at the top of the page to continue setting up the Admin console.

    A red circle highlights the "Set up Admin Console. Click here to get started." option at the top of the Admin console.

  2. Navigate to the Verify your domain page. 

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Verify my domain.

    A red circle highlights the Verify My Domain button on Step 5. Add your TXT Record page of the wizard

G Suite: Next steps

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

  1. Keep the Admin console 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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