GoDaddy CNAME records

GoDaddy domains can usually be verified automatically in the Google Setup Wizard. Use these instructions only if the automatic verification process fails.

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.

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Step 1: Get your unique verification record

You get the verification record in the Setup Wizard when you sign up.

Not in the Setup Wizard? Go to Find the G Suite Setup Wizard to find the verification record. Copy your unique verification record, return to this article, and go to Step 2: Sign in to your domain host.

    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

    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.

  1. In the Add a new TXT record to your domain step in the Setup Wizard, click add a CNAME record. You'll copy and paste both parts of this record into your domain's DNS records.
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 Setup Wizard doesn’t provide a link to your domain, open the GoDaddy site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard open in the first tab.

  2. Enter the username or customer number and password you created when you purchased your domain from GoDaddy.
  3. Click Sign In.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can retrieve your username or reset your password.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. On the My Products page next to the domain you want to verify, click DNS.

    DNS button is selected.

  2. At the bottom of the Records table, click Add.
  3. From the Type list, select CNAME.
  4. In the Host field, paste the contents of the Label / Host field of the CNAME record found in step 1.
  5. In the Points to field, paste the contents of the Destination / Target field of the CNAME record found in step 1.

    All CNAME record fields are completed.

  6. In the TTL field, leave the default value.
  7. Click Save.
Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the verification record box or click Verify.
  3. If you’re a G Suite customer, go to Next steps to set up Gmail.

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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