Enom: Verify your domain

If you bought your domain during G Suite sign-up, you don’t need to verify your domain or set up Gmail. You can manage your domain’s DNS records through the Google Admin console.

If your domain is registered with Enom®, but hosted with a third party, like Wix® or Squarespace®, use the verification instructions for those hosts.

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

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, open the Enom site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard open in the first tab.

  2. Enter the login ID and password you created when you bought your domain from Enom.
  3. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can recover your login ID or reset your password.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. At the top of the page, click Domains and then My Domains.

    Domains and My Domains are selected.

  2. If you have multiple domains with this host, click the domain name you want to verify for your Google service.
  3. Click Host Records.

    Host Records is selected under Domain Overview.

  4. At the bottom of the Host Records table, click New Row.

    An empty host record row appears.

    New Row button

  5. Open the instructions for the type of verification record you want to add to your domain’s DNS records. Add a TXT verification record (most common)
    1. Leave the Host Name field of the new row empty.
    2. From the Record Type list, select TXT.

      From the Record Type list, TXT is selected.

    3. In the Address field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

      The TXT Address field is complete.

    4. Click Save.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. In the Host Name field of the new row, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from step 1.
    2. From the Record Type list, select CNAME (Alias).

      CNAME is selected from the Record Type list.

    3. In the Address field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.

      The CNAME record fields are completed.

    4. Click Save.
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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