Yahoo: 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, Drive Enterprise, 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.

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 in to 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.

Tip: If you need a CNAME record instead of a TXT record, in the Add a new TXT record to your domain step in the Setup Wizard, click add a CNAME record. You'll copy and paste both parts of this record into your domain's DNS records.

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, open the Yahoo® Small Business site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard 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

      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 to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the 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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