Namecheap: 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.

Why verify?

After you verify that you own your domain, you can start using your Google service, such as G Suite, Drive Enterprise, 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 (usually stored with your domain host).

Need help with verification? Contact G Suite support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your G Suite subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

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. On the Verify your domain and set up email page, click Choose a different method and select Add a domain host record.

    Choose a Different Method drop-down menu

  2. From the Value/Answer/Destination field, copy the entire unique verification record.Value/Answer/Destination field shows an example of the verification record.

Tip: If you need a CNAME record instead of a TXT record, 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 Setup Wizard, 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, click here to open the Namecheap® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.
  2. In the Namecheap site, click Sign In at the upper left.
  3. Enter the username and password you created when you purchased your domain from Namecheap, and click Sign In.


    Sign In drop-down menu


    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Namecheap Support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the Namecheap site, click Manage next to the domain you want to verify with your Google service. In this example, we'll use the domain,, but you'll see your own domain name instead.


    Manage button on domain dashboard


  2. Click the Advanced DNS tab on the domain dashboard.


    Advanced DNS tab


  3. Scroll down and click Add New Record under the host records table.


    Add New Record button


  4. Select TXT Record from the record type drop-down list.


    TXT Record selected on record type drop-down list.


  5. Paste the entire verification record into the Value field.


    Verification record pasted into Value field.


  6. Enter @ in the Host field. 

  7. Leave the TTL field set to Automatic.

  8. Click the green check mark to save your TXT record.


    Green check mark icon saves the changes


    Note: The change may take up to 24 hours to update. However, as you go through the next steps in the Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new TXT record to verify your domain.

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.

G Suite: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your G Suite account.

  1. Keep the Setup Wizard and your domain host pages open.
  2. In a separate browser tab or window, follow the instructions to set up Gmail (MX records) with your host.


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