eNom: 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?

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 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: Begin setup
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.

  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 eNom® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.

  3. In the top corner of the eNom website, click My Account and then click Sign In from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the Login ID and password that you created when you purchased your domain from eNom, and click Login.

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

 

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, click here to open the eNom® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.
  2. In the top corner of the eNom website, click My Account and then click Sign In from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the Login ID and password that you created when you purchased your domain from eNom, and click Login.

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

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. On the eNom website, select My Domains from the Domains menu at the top of the page.

     

    My Domains option

     

  2. If you have multiple domains with this host, click the domain name you want to verify for your Google service. In this example, we use yourcompany.com, but you need to click your own domain instead.

    You're now on your domain's Domain Overview page.

  3. Click Host Records.

     

    Host Records option

     

  4. Click New row to create a new TXT record. Adding this record won't affect your email or website.

     

    New Row button

     

  5. Leave the Host Name field empty.
  6. From the Type drop-down list, select TXT.

     

    TXT option on Type drop-down list

     

  7. Paste the entire verification code in the Address field.

     

    Save button

     

  8. Click Save to save your new TXT record.

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

     

    Updated Successfully!

     

    Note: It can take up to 48 hours for this change to take effect. However, as you go through the next steps in the 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 Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the TXT 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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