OnlineNIC: 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.
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.
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When you initially sign up for your Google service, Google provides the verification record in the Setup Wizard (on the Verify your domain and set up email page).
If you need to verify your domain and you’re not already in the Setup Wizard, go to Find the G Suite Setup Wizard for instructions. Select TXT as your verification method in the wizard and then return to this article. Move on to the second Begin setup step below, and log into your domain host website.
On the Verify your domain and set up email page, click Choose a different method and select Add a domain host record.
- 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 OnlineNIC site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.
- Sign in to OnlineNIC.
Click through the Setup Wizard steps until you see the verification record.
The record looks like this:
google-site-verification=followed by a unique string of text and numbers.
- Copy the verification record (including the entire string of text and numbers).
- Go back to the OnlineNIC site tab you opened earlier in step 1.3.
- Click Manage domain, then click List my domains.
- Under Current domain, click the DNS1 line of the table with your domain name. Change the name servers here.
- In the Modify DNS column, for DNS1, modify to ns1.dns-diy.net and for DNS2, modify to ns2.dns-diy.net. Click Submit.
- Visit www.dns-diy.net and sign in using your OnlineNIC username and password.
- Click Go under adv. edit to add TXT records for your domain.
- Enter the following values:
- For host, enter @.
- For type, select TXT.
- For value, paste the verification record provided by the setup wizard. The record is a 68-character string that begins with google-site-verification:, followed by 43 additional characters.
- Leave the ttl as the default and click Append.
- Return to the Setup Wizard in the first browser tab.
- Check the I saved the TXT verification record box and go to Next steps.
Next steps (for G Suite)
Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your G Suite account.
- Keep the Setup Wizard and your domain host website open.
- In a separate browser tab or window, open the instructions for setting up Gmail with your host.
- Follow the instructions to set up your MX records for mail delivery to Gmail.