Register.com: Set up G Suite MX records

These instructions are for updating MX records for domains purchased at Register.com. If you purchased your domain from a different host, go to Set up MX records (host-specific steps).
 
After you verify that you own your domain from Register.com, you need to direct email for your domain to the G Suite servers. This is like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that they deliver your mail to the right place.

Note: If you purchased your domain from Google when you signed up for G Suite, you don’t need to set up Gmail. You can start using it now.

Before you begin

Before you set up Gmail for your team, you need to:

  • Verify that you own your domain. For details, see Register.com: Verify your domain.
  • Create user accounts in G Suite for your current team.
    If your team members already use email with your domain, you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change the MX record settings for your domain. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail. You can create accounts for new users later. For details, see Add users.

Add G Suite MX records to Register.com

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Step 1: Sign in to your Register.com account
  1. Open a new browser window and go to the Register.com site.
  2. On the Register.com site, at the top, click Manage Account
    Leave My Account Manager in the Log In to field.

    Manage Account button

  3. Enter the username and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Register.com.
  4. Click Secure Login.
    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Register.com support.

    Secure Login button

 

Step 2: Go to the Register.com domain settings
  1. On the Register.com site, under Account Dashboard, point to Domains.

    Account Dashboard

  2. Click Manage.

    Manage link

  3. Under Account Manager/Domains, next to the domain you want to change MX records for, click Manage.

    domain Manage option

  4. Under Advanced Technical Settings, click Edit Mail Exchanger Records.

    Edit Mail Exchanger Records

Step 3: Delete existing MX records

If your domain does not have any MX records, you can skip to step 4.​

Before you add MX records for G Suite, you need to delete any existing MX records associated with your domain.

  1. On Register.com's edit MX records page, next to all existing MX records, check the Delete box and click Continue.

    MX delete checkbox

  2. Review your changes and click Continue.
Step 4: Add new MX records

To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. The values below are the G Suite mail servers. We include 5 servers in case one fails or requires maintenance.

MX server address Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM High
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Medium
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Medium
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Low
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Low
  1. On Register.com's MX records page, click Add more MX records until you have 6 open fields.

    Add more MX records link

  2. Under Host Name, enter @.

    MX Host Name field

  3. Under Priority, from the list, select High.

    MX Priority Field menu options

  4. Under Mail Server, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
    Do not include a period (.) at the end of the MX record.

    MX Mail Server field

  5. Repeat Steps 2–4, entering the remaining values (MX Server address) from the table above. For the remaining records, set the Priority to Medium, Medium, Low, and Low.All MX records added, click Continue button.
  6. To submit your new MX records, click Continue.

  7. Review your new records and click Continue.
    If you make a mistake after adding a record, you can delete it from the main page and add it again.

Step 5: Verify the change in your Google Admin console

After you enter your MX records at your domain host, you need to verify with Google that you changed them.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains and then Manage domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Set up Google MX records for your domain.
    Set up Google MX records link
  4. Click I have completed these steps.
Your domain host now directs your business email to the G Suite mail servers.

Note: The change can take several hours to update, so you might not receive new messages in Gmail immediately. Until then, if you've been using another service for your email, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.

If you see an MX records setup validation in progress message in the Domains page for more than a few hours, check your that you entered your MX record values and priorities correctly at your domain host.

Get support

If you need help with changing your MX records for Gmail, you can contact G Suite support

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