Name.com: 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, G Suite Essentials, 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.

Step 1: Get your unique verification record

If you already signed up for G Suite but didn't complete the setup process, you can pick up where you left off.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. At the top of the Admin console Home page, click Click here to continue setting up the Admin Console.

    A red circle highlights the "Set up Admin Console. Click here to get started." option at the top of the Admin console.

  3. Click Verify

    A red circle highlights the Verify button on the first step of the wizard.

  4. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record. You can also click Switch verification method if you need to use another method.A red circle highlights the Continue button at the bottom of the Here
  5. Click Copy to copy your unique verification record.A red circle highlights the Copy button next to the TXT verification record.
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 Name.com® site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. At the top of the Name.com site, click Log in.
  3. Enter the username and password you created when you purchased your domain from Name.com.
  4. Click Log in.

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

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. From My Dashboard, click the domain you want to verify for G Suite.

    Doman link

  2. On the left, click DNS Records.

    Domain Details and DNS Records is selected

  3. 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. Scroll down the DNS records table to the empty record field.
    2. From the Type list, select TXT.
    3. Leave the Host field empty.
    4. In the Answer field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in Step 1.

      The Type, Answer, and TTL fields are filled out.

    5.  In the TTL field leave, the default value.
    6. Click Add Record to save the record to your domain’s DNS records.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. Scroll down the DNS records table to the empty record field.
    2. From the Type list, select CNAME.
    3. In the Host field, paste the content from the Label / Host field in Step 1.
    4. In the Answer field, paste the content from the Destination / Target field in Step 1.

      The Type, Host, Answer, and TTL fields are filled out.

    5. In the TTL field, leave the default value.
    6. Click Add Record.
Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Admin console. If necessary, click the link at the top of the page to continue setting up the Admin console.

    A red circle highlights the "Set up Admin Console. Click here to get started." option at the top of the Admin console.

  2. Navigate to the Verify your domain page. 

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

    A red circle highlights the Verify My Domain button on Step 5. Add your TXT Record page of the wizard

G Suite: Next steps

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

  1. Keep the Admin console 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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