iPage: 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 Google Workspace, Essentials, or Cloud Identity. If you have Google Workspace, you can start using Gmail, Google Drive, and all the other services included with your 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 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 unique verification record

If you already signed up for Google Workspace but didn't complete the setup process, you can pick up where you left off.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Open the setup tool and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  3. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record. You can also click Switch verification method if you need to use another method.

    A red circle highlights the Continue button at the bottom of the Here

  4. Click Copy to copy your unique verification record.

    A red circle highlights the Copy button next to the TXT verification record.

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 iPage® site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. In the Control Panel tab, enter the username or domain and password you created when you purchased your domain from iPage.
  3. Click Log in.

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

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. Choose an option to access your domain's DNS records:
    • In Card View, locate the domain you want to verify and click Manage:

      Click Manage for the domain where you

    • In List View, locate the domain and click the settings icon:

      Click the settings icon for the domain where you

  2. In the left menu click DNS & Nameservers.
  3. On the DNS & Nameservers page, click the DNS Records tab.
  4. Click Add DNS Record.

  5. Enter the following information in the Add New DNS Record fields:
    • Name: Enter the '@' character.
    • Type: Select 'TXT'.
    • Content: Paste the entire verification record you copied in step 1.
    • TTL: 1 hour.
    • Priority: Leave blank.
  6. Click Add DNS.

Note that DNS record changes may take 24-48 hours to take effect.

Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the setup tool in the Admin console and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  2. Click Continue, then scroll to the bottom of the next page. Click Verify my domain.

    A red circle highlights the Verify My Domain button on Step 5. Add your TXT Record page of the wizard

Google Workspace: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your Google Workspace account.

  1. Keep the Admin console 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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