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Gandi.net: 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?

G Suite has partnered with Gandi.net to auto-verify your domain. Follow the prompts of the setup wizard to complete verification. If auto-verification doesn’t work, follow the steps to verify manually.

Need help with verification? Contact Google Support for fast, free, personalized help.

Auto-verify and set up Gmail with G Suite

The Setup Wizard detects that gandi.net is your domain host and that your domain can be verified and your Gmail set up automatically.

  1. Click Verify.

     

    Verify your domain and set up email screen

     

    The Gandi.net login window pops up.

  2. Enter your gandi.net Handle and Password.

     

    Gandi.net Login window

     

  3. Click Login. The OAuth Provider screen appears.

     

    OAuth Provider window

     

  4. Click Authorize. Google begins to verify your domain.

     

    Wait for domain to be verified.

     

  5. When you domain is verified, click Next.

     

    Your domain is verified! Click Next.

     

    Your domain is verified and your Gmail is set up.

     

    Click Continue to set up billing.

     

  6. Click Continue to set up a billing plan to ensure that your account isn’t suspended at the end of your free trial.

Manual verification

1. Begin setup

When you initially sign up for G Suite, Google provides the verification record in the G Suite Setup Wizard (on the Verify your domain and set up email page).

If you need to verify your domain and you’re not already in the Setup Wizard, go to Find the G Suite verification record for information on how to enter a G Suite verification Setup Wizard. Select TXT as your verification method in the wizard and then return to this article. Move on to the second Begin setup step and log into your domain host website.

  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. Click the link in the wizard to open your domain host sign-in page in a new tab.

    Note: If the wizard doesn’t provide a link to your domain, click here to open the Gandi.net® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.

  3. In the top of the Gandi.net site, click Log in.

     

    Log In button

     

  4. Enter your handle and the password that you created when you purchased your domain from Gandi.net. Click Log in.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact                                         Gandi.net Support.

     

    Login credentials

Step 2: Get your verification record
  1. Click through the Setup Wizard steps until you see the verification record.

    The record looks like this:

    google-site-verification=followed by a unique string of text and numbers.

     

    A red circle highlights the TXT verification record

     

  2. Copy the verification record (including the entire string of text and numbers).
3. Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the Gandi.net site, under the Domain names tab, click your domain name. In this example, we'll use the domain hd-gandi.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.

     

    Select domain

     

    You're now in the Gandi.net control panel.

  2. Scroll down to the Zone files section and click Edit the zone.

     

    Edit the zone option

     

  3. You have to make a copy of the zone file before you can edit the DNS records. Click Copy this zone in the center of the page.

     

    Copy this zone to edit button

     

  4. At the bottom of the Zone file versions section, click Add. Adding the TXT record won't affect your email or website.

     

    Add button

     

  5. Under the Add a record section, from the Type drop-down list, select TXT.

     

    TXT selected on Type drop-down list

     

  6. Paste the entire verification code into the Value field.

     

    Submit button to save changes

     

  7. In the TTL field, enter 1 and select hours from the drop-down list.
  8. In the Name field, enter an @ symbol. You don't have to enter anything in the MX priority field.
  9. Click Submit to save your new TXT record.

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

     

    Record successfully added message

     

  10. Click Use this version to activate Version 2.

     

    Use this version button

     

    Note: The change may take several hours to update. 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 G Suite Setup Wizard in the first browser tab.
  2. Check the I saved the TXT verification record box and go to Next steps.
5. Next Steps

Next steps

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

  1. Keep the Setup Wizard and your domain host website open.
  2. In a separate browser tab or window, open the instructions for setting up Gmail with your host.
  3. Follow the instructions to set up your MX records for mail delivery to Gmail.

 

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