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 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. Leave the G Suite Setup Wizard 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 Down Arrow.

    The Username menu is open and Domains is selected.

  2. Click Domains.
  3. Next to the domain you want to verify, click click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.

    The Advanced tab is selected.

  5. Click Edit DNS.
  6. Click Got It to accept the warning about editing your DNS records.
  7. 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. Scroll down to the TXT (Text) section and click +Add another.

      The TXT (Text) +Add another option is shown.

    2. In the new TXT record Host Name field, leave the default entry (your domain name).
    3. In the TXT Value field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

      The fields for the TXT verification record are completed.

    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 Hour.
    5. Scroll to the top of the DNS Records table and click Save DNS.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. Scroll down to the CNAME (Aliases) section and click +Add another.

      The CNAME (Aliases) section

    2. 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.

    3. In the Points to field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.

      All fields of the CNAME verification record are completed.

    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 Hour.
    5. Scroll to the top of the DNS Records table and click Save DNS.
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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