GoDaddy: Set up G Suite MX records

Important: 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. If you’re signed in to the Google Admin console, in the top right, click the App Launcher Apps and then Gmail Gmail.

Change your MX records to start using G Suite

You’re now ready to verify your domain (if you haven’t already) and set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (yourcompany.com).

To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and direct the email for your domain to the G Suite servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place. We’ll walk you through the process.

Before you begin

You should have already:
  • Verified that you own your domain.

    Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how.

  • Created user accounts in G Suite for your 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.

If you're in the Setup Wizard shown below, start at Step 1 in the Add G Suite MX records Instructions.

Create new MX records for G Suite step

If you're not in the Setup Wizard shown above, follow these steps to open the Setup Wizard:

  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 dashboard, go to Domains.

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

  3. Click Add/remove domains.
  4. Click Set up Google MX records for your domain.

    Set up Google MX records link

  5. Complete Step 1 of the Add G Suite MX records section. When you finish adding all of the G Suite MX records, click I have completed these steps in the wizard to tell Google it's time to look for your domain's MX records.

Setup G Suite MX records

These instructions walk you through updating MX records for your GoDaddy® domain. GoDaddy not your domain host? See instructions for other hosts.

Step 1: Sign in to your GoDaddy account
  1. Go to the GoDaddy website.
  2. Sign in to your GoDaddy account with your username and password.

    If you don’t know your username and password, you can reset your password or contact GoDaddy support.

Step 2: Go to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the GoDaddy site, under Domains, find the domain you're setting up with G Suite.
  2. Next to the domain, click DNS.

    The DNS button is selected.

    The DNS Records table opens.

Step 3: Delete the existing MX records
  1. Look for MX records in the Records table.
  2. Next to an existing MX record, click Edit Edit and thenDelete Delete.
  3. Click Delete to confirm.
  4. For all other MX records, repeat steps 2-3.
Step 4: Add your new MX records

To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. These are the records that you need to add:

MX server address Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 5
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 5
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 10
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 10
Note: The values are the G Suite mail servers. We include 5 servers in case one fails or requires maintenance.
  1. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add
  2. From the Type list, select MX.
  3. In the Host field, enter @
  4. In the Points to field, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. Include the period (.) at the end of the MX record.
  5. In the Priority field, enter 1
  6. Leave the default value in the TTL field.

    The MX record form is filled out.

  7. Click Save.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7, entering the remaining values (MX server address) from the table above, and setting the Priority values respectively.
  9. Skip this step if you already verified by another method (such as TXT record, HTML file, or meta tag).

    If you need to verify your domain:

    1. Find the unique MX verification record provided by the G Suite Setup Wizard.
    2. Copy the entire record (ends in mx-verification.google.com) and paste it into the Value/Answer/Destination/Target column.
    3. Make sure the record's priority is set to Low or to 15 or greater.

    MX records table with the verification record at the top.

Step 5: Complete MX records setup
  1. In the first tab or window, return to the G Suite Setup Wizard.
  2. Click through any confirming steps in the wizard.
  3. Click Verify or I have completed these steps to tell Google to look for your new MX records.

Congratulations! Your business email for your domain is now directed to the G Suite mail servers.

Note:

  • The records can take several hours to update, so you might not immediately get new email messages in Gmail. Until then, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.
  • If you see the MX records setup validation in progress message in the Admin console for more than a few hours, make sure you entered the MX address records and priorities correctly in the DNS records stored with your host.
  • If you still need help changing your MX records, contact G Suite support.
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