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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 Gmail, Drive, and all the other services included with your G Suite account.

How do I verify?

G Suite gives you a verification record that you copy and paste into your domain settings.

Need help with verification? Contact Google Support for fast, free, personalized help.  

 

1. Begin setup

When you initially sign up for G Suite, Google provides the verification record in the G Suite 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 verification record for information on how to enter it.

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

     

    Choose a Different Method drop-down menu

     

  2. 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 Namecheap® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.

  3. In the Namecheap site, click Sign In at the upper left.
  4. Enter the username and password you created when you purchased your domain from Namecheap, and click Sign In.

     

     

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

2. Get your verification record
  1. Click through the 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].

     

    A red circle highlights the TXT verification record

     

  2. Copy the verification record (entire string of text and numbers).
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 G Suite. In this example, we'll use the domain, kitbeat.org, 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 G Suite Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new TXT record to verify your domain.

4. Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard in the first tab.
  2. Check the I saved the TXT verification record box to move on to the next step.

Next steps

Now it’s time to set up your Gmail with G Suite. Keep the Setup Wizard and domain host site tabs open. Get detailed instructions for setting up Gmail with your host in an additional tab.

 

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