Register.com: Set up G Suite MX records
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.comStep 1: Sign in to your Register.com account
- Open a new browser window and go to the Register.com site.
- On the Register.com site, at the top, click Manage Account.
Leave My Account Manager in the Log In to field.
- Enter the username and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Register.com.
- On the Register.com site, under Account Dashboard, point to Domains.
- Click Manage.
- Under Account Manager/Domains, next to the domain you want to change MX records for, click Manage.
- Under Advanced Technical Settings, click Edit Mail Exchanger 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.
- On Register.com's edit MX records page, next to all existing MX records, check the Delete box and click Continue.
- Review your changes and click Continue.
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|
- On Register.com's MX records page, click Add more MX records until you have 6 open fields.
- Under Host Name, enter @.
- Under Priority, from the list, select High.
- Under Mail Server, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Do not include a period (.) at the end of the MX record.
- 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.
To submit your new MX records, click Continue.
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.
After you enter your MX records at your domain host, you need to verify with Google that you changed them.
From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains Manage domains.
To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.
Click Set up Google MX records for your domain.
Click I have completed these steps.
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.
If you need help with changing your MX records for Gmail, you can contact G Suite support.