Media Temple: 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, 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 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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