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 G Suite 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 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 into 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.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host

  1. In the Setup Wizard, 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 Setup Wizard doesn’t provide a link to your domain, click here to open the Media Temple.net® site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard 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 yourcompany.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 Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the TXT 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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