Enom: Verify your domain

If you bought your domain during Google Workspace 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.

Why verify?

A Beginner's Guide to Signing up for Google Workspace

We don't want someone else to use your domain to sign up for Google Workspace. You can help us keep your domain safe by showing us that you are the owner.

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 Google Workspace support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your Google Workspace subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

Step 1: Get your verification code from Google Workspace
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record.

  3. Look for your verification code in the setup tool and click Copy.

    Shows the Copy button next to the Google Workspace verification code.

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, open the Enom site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console 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 Workspace to check your verification code
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue.

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

Important! It might take additional time for your registrar to publish the verification code. If the Google Workspace setup tool gives you an error message, wait an hour before you try again.

In extreme cases, it can take up to 48 hours for your registrar to publish your verification code.

Next steps

  1. Return to the Google Workspace setup tool, where you can:
    • Add other users to your account.
    • Activate Gmail for your organization.
  2. Review the quick start guides to continue setting up Google Workspace for your organization.

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