Yahoo: Verify your domain

Important! Use this article to set up a new domain with Google Workspace. If you've been using Google Workspace with your domain for more than 3 days, your domain is already verified.

Why verify?

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.

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, open the Yahoo Small Business site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. At the top of the Yahoo! site, click User User to sign in.
  3. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from Yahoo!.
  4. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Yahoo! support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. From your user icon at the top of the page, click My Services

    My Services button

  2. On the My Services page, scroll down to the @ Domains section and click Domain

    The Domain link is selected on the @ Domains section.

  3. Open the instructions for the type of verification record you want to add to your domain’s DNS records. Add a TXT verification record (most common)
    1. In the Domain control panel, scroll down to the TXT Records section and click Add

      TXT records section and Add button.

    2. In the Hostname field, enter @.
    3. In the Text field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in Step 1

      Add TXT Record dialog box

    4. Click Add. The new TXT record appears in the TXT Records section of the Domain control panel.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. In the Domain control panel, scroll down to the A and CNAME Records section and click Add

      The Add link is selected on the A and CNAME Records section.

    2. In the Source field, paste the contents of the Name/Host/Alias field copied in Step 1. This text is a unique set of 12 characters.
    3. In the Destination field, enter the contents of the Value/Answer/Destination field copied in Step 1. This text is a long string of letters and numbers that ends in domainverify.googlehosted.com

      Add A or CNAME Record dialog box.

    4. Click Add. The new CNAME record appears in the A and CNAME Records section of the Domain Control Panel.

Note: This change to your DNS records can take up to 72 hours to update. However, as you go through the next steps in the Google Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new verification 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.



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