Media Temple: 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 Google Workspace 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. 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, click here to open the Media Temple.net® site in a new tab. The Admin Console remains open in the first tab.
  2. In Media Temple site, click Login.
  3. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from Media Temple, and click Login.

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

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the Media Temple site, click Admin in the Services section for the domain name you want to verify for your Google service. In this example, we'll use the domain your-company.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.

     

    Admin button

     

    You're now in the Media Temple control panel.

  2. Click Edit DNS Zone File in the DNS & Zone Files section.

     

    Edit DNS Zone Fille button

     

  3. Click Add Row to create a new TXT record form. Adding this TXT record won't affect your email or website.

     

    Add Row button

     

  4. Leave the Name field empty.
  5. From the Type drop-down list, click TXT.

     

    Type drop-down menu

     

  6. Paste the entire verification code into the Data field.

     

    Save Changes button

     

  7. Click Save Changes to save your new TXT record. A confirmation message will appear.
  8. Click OK.

     

    Zone changes were saved

     

    Note: It can take up to 48 hours for this change to take effect. 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 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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