DNSimple: Verify your domain

Why verify?

A Beginner's Guide to Signing up for Google Workspace

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.

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 verification code from Google Workspace
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  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.

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 Admin Console doesn’t provide a link to your domain, open the DNSimple site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. At the upper right of the DNSimple homepage, click Login.
  3. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from DNSimple.
  4. Click Log in.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or email DNSimple support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. From your DNSimple Dashboard, click the DNS option next to the domain you want to verify for Google Workspace.

    To the right of the domain name, the DNS (Jump to DNS records) option is selected.

  2. 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. From the Records page, click Add record and select TXT.

      TXT is selected from the Add record drop-down list.

    2. Leave the Name field blank.
    3. In the Content field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.
    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 hour.

      The TXT verification record is entered in the Content field, and the Add record button is selected.

    5. Click Add Record.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. From the Records page, click Add record and select CNAME.

      CNAME is selected from the Add record drop-down list.

    2. In the Name field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from step 1.
    3. In the Content field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.

      All fields of the CNAME records are completed and the Add record button is selected.

    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value of 1 hour.
    5. Click Add Record.
Step 4: Tell Google Workspace to check your verification code
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Verify my domain.

Important! It might take additional time for your registrar to publish the verification code. If the Google Workspace setup tool gives you an error message, wait an hour before you try again.

In extreme cases, it can take up to 48 hours for your registrar to publish your verification code.

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.


Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

 

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