Netregistry: Set up MX records

Tip! Only Google Workspace customers who want to use Gmail must change their MX records. You can skip this procedure and continue to use your current email provider with Google Workspace.

You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (and, if you haven’t already, verify your domain).

To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and direct the email for your domain to the Google Workspace servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place. We’ll walk you through the steps.

Before you begin

  • Verify that you own your domain.

    Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how while you're setting up the MX records.

  • Create user accounts in Google Workspace for your team.

    If your team members already use email with your domain (their email address ends with your domain), you have to create their user accounts in Google Workspace before you change any MX record settings. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail.

Change your MX records

Step 1: Sign in to your domain host
  1. Leave the Google Admin console setup instructions open.
  2. Open a new browser window and go to the Netregistry site at
  3. On the Netregistry site, click Log in at the top of the page.
  4. Enter the account reference and 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.

Step 2: Go to the Netregistry domain settings

Note: You must have a Cloud Hosting, Domain Manager ,or Business Email Hosting plan with your host account in order to make changes to your MX records. Contact Netregistry for more information.

  1. In the Netregistry site, click Edit DNS next to the domain you want to set up with Google Workspace. In this example, we'll use the domain, but you'll see your own domain name instead.

    Edit DNS link

  2. Under Settings, click Zone Records.

    Zone Manager

Step 3: Delete existing MX records
  1. In the Current Zone Records, click Remove next to any existing MX records under Record Type.

    MX Remove link

  2. Click Yes to confirm. Don't worry, you'll add new ones in the step below.

    Delete Yes button

Step 4: Add new MX records

To direct your email to your Google Workspace account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. These are the records that you'll need to add:

MX server address Priority
Important: Some registrars require you to add a period after the .COM in the MX server address.
  1. Under Add a Zone Record, select MX Record from the drop-down list.

    MX record Type drop-down option

  2. Click Create new record.

    Create new record button

  3. Leave the Name field empty.

    MX Name field

  4. In the TTL (Sec) field, leave the default value.

    MX TTL field

  5. In the Exchange field, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Include the period (.) at the end of the MX record.

    MX Exchange field

  6. Check the Is host fully qualified? box.

    Is host fully qualified checkbox is selected.

  7. In the Preference field, enter 1.

    MX Preference field

  8. Click Add record to save your new MX record.

    MX Add Record button

    You'll see a green confirmation message that the record has been added.

    confirmation message

  9. Repeat Steps 2-8, entering the remaining values (MX Server address) from the table above, and setting the Priority values respectively.

    All MX records added

  10. Skip this step if you already verified your domain by another method (such as TXT record, HTML file, or meta tag).

    If you need to verify your domain:

    1. In the Admin console, scroll to the Get your verification code section and click the Copy button.

      The MX records table is shown and a red circle highlights the Copy button next to the MX verification record.
    2. Paste the value in the Value/Answer/Destination/Target column.
    3. Make sure the record's priority is set to Low or to 15 or greater.
    Note: If your registrar rejects the verification code, try deleting the period at the end of .com.
Step 5: Complete MX records setup
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. Check the boxes to confirm:

    1. You've created accounts for all existing email addresses in your organization.

    2. You're ready to stop receiving messages at your old email provider and start receiving them in Google Workspace.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Activate Gmail.

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