Name.com: Verify your domain

Important! Use this article to set up a new domain with Google Workspace. If you've been using Google Workspace with your domain for more than 3 days, your domain is already verified.

Why verify?

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.

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 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 Google Workspace.

    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 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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