Wix: 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 Google Workspace, Essentials, or Cloud Identity. If you have Google Workspace, you can start using Gmail, Google Drive, and all the other services included with your 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 Google Workspace support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your Google Workspace subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

Step 1: Get your unique verification record

If you already signed up for G Suite but didn't complete the setup process, you can pick up where you left off.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Open the setup tool and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  3. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record. You can also click Switch verification method if you need to use another method.

    A red circle highlights the Continue button at the bottom of the Here

  4. Click Copy to copy your unique verification record.

    A red circle highlights the Copy button next to the TXT verification record.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host
  1. Leave the G Suite setup instructions open.
  2. Open a new browser window and go to the Wix site.
  3. On the Wix Log In page, enter your email address and password that you created when you opened your Wix account.
  4. Click Log In.

    If you don’t know your username and password, click Forgot Password? to reset your password or contact Wix support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the top right, beside your username, click the Down arrow "".

    The Username menu is open and Domains is selected.

  2. Click Domains.
  3. Next to the domain you want to verify, click More "".
  4. Click Manage DNS records.

    Manage DNS Records is selected from the More drop-down list.

  5. Open the instructions for the type of verification record you want to add to your domain’s DNS records. Add a TXT verification record (most common)
    1. On the Manage DNS Records homepage, scroll down to the TXT (Text) records table.
    2. On the TXT (Text) records table, click +Add Record.

      The Add Record option is shown on the TXT (Text records table.

    3. Leave the Host Name field empty.
    4. In the Value field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

      The fields for the TXT verification record are completed.

    5. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 Hour.
    6. Click Save.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. On the Manage DNS Records homepage, scroll down to the CNAME (Aliases) records table.
    2. Scroll down to the CNAME (Aliases) section and click +Add Record.

      Add Record is shown below the CNAME (Aliases) records table.

    3. In the new CNAME record Host Name field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from step 1.

      The record text will be automatically added before your domain name.

    4. In the Value field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.

      The CNAME record is entered in the Wix CNAME fields and the Save button is selected.

    5. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 Hour.
    6. Click Save.
    7. If you get a warning message about changing your CNAME records, click Save Changes.

      The Editing Your DNS Records warning pop-up is shown with the Save Changes button selected.

Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the setup tool in the Admin console and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  2. Click Continue, then scroll to the bottom of the next page. Click Verify my domain.

    A red circle highlights the Verify My Domain button on Step 5. Add your TXT Record page of the wizard

Google Workspace: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your Google Workspace account.

  1. Keep the Admin console 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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