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What is a domain?

To sign up for Google Workspace, you need an internet domain name. It typically takes the form of your organization's name and a standard internet suffix, such as or For example, your domain is, and you have a website and email at 

You can use a domain name that you already own. Or you can purchase a domain when you sign up for Google Workspace.

Using your domain with Google Workspace services

Choose your domain at sign-up

Sign up for Google Workspace with the domain name you want to use with services, such as Gmail. Use a domain name you own, or purchase a domain at sign-up. Choose the name carefully as it becomes the main brand for your Google services (Gmail or Drive).

Learn more at Choose your primary domain.

Customize web addresses for your primary domain

This lets your users get to their Gmail or websites with easy-to-remember addresses like or

Learn more at Customize web addresses for Google Workspace services.

Add other domains you own

If you own multiple domains, you can add them to your Google Workspace account. For example, you might have domains for different products, or a state university might own a domain for each campus.

Learn more at Add a domain or domain alias

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