Netregistry: 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

  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 Netregistry site in a new tab. The Admin Console remains open in the first tab.
  2. In the top of the Netregistry site, click Login.


    Login button


  3. Enter your account reference and the password that you created when you purchased your domain from Netregistry, and click Log in.

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


    Login console and button

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. In the Netregistry site, under Overview in the Manage your domains section, select Edit DNS.


    Edit DNS link


    You're now in the Netregistry control panel.

  2. Click Zone Manager beneath the domain name you want to verify for your Google service. In this example, we'll use the domain, but you'll see your own domain name instead.


    Zone Manager


  3. Scroll down to the Add a zone record in the Zone management section. From the drop-down list, select TXT Record.


    TXT Record selected on Type drop-down list


  4. Click Create New Record. Adding this TXT record won't affect your email or website.


    Create New Record button


  5. Paste the entire verification code in the TXT field. Add double-quotation speech marks (") at the beginning and the end of the record.


    Add Record button


    If you forget to add the quotation marks, you'll see a pink reminder message.


    Error Message


  6. Leave the Name field empty, and the TTL (SEC) field at the default value of 3600
  7. Click Add Record to save your new Txt record. A confirmation message will let you know that the TXT record has been added.


    Confirmation message


    Note: The change may take up to several hours to update. 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

  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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