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Imena: Verify your domain

Why we verify

We verify that you own your domain — that’s your business web address, like yourcompany.com — to ensure that no one else is using your domain for your Google service without your permission (to send email, for example).

How verification works

The Google Setup Wizard gives you a unique verification code that you will add to the domain settings at your host, Imena.UA. Your domain host manages technical settings for your domain and may also provide email or web hosting. (Imena.UA not your domain host? See instructions for other hosts.)

These instructions walk you through adding a TXT record that contains the verification code to your Imena.UA domain settings.

Let's get started.

Google has two versions of the Setup Wizard. Both wizards verify your domain, but the steps are a little different. Choose the instructions below for your version of the Setup Wizard.

Setup Wizard Version 1 Setup Wizard Version 2

If you don’t see either of these screens, see the step below to open the Setup Wizard.

Open the Google Setup Wizard
  1. Go to admin.google.com to sign in to the Google Admin console. Enter the email address and password for your Google service. (This email address ends with @yourcompany.com, and is not an @gmail.com or a personal Google account.)
  2. After you sign in, you’ll see the Setup Wizard at the top of the Admin console. Click Verify Domain.

  3. Leave the Setup Wizard open in this browser window. You’ll continue to refer to it during the verification process. In a moment, you’ll open a different browser window to sign in to your domain hosts website.

Instructions for Setup Wizard Version 1

1. Choose verification method

These instructions cover the steps in Version 1 of the Google Setup Wizard to verify your domain. After verifying, you can set up Gmail and start using Docs, Calendar, and more apps.

When you open the Setup Wizard, you’ll see the Verify by adding a meta tag option. (This option is best if you’re a webmaster or can edit HTML on your company’s website.)

Click the Choose another verification method drop-down list and select Add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME).

G Suite Setup Wizard

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2. Sign in to Imena.UA

You should now see the Add the verification code to your domain host step in the Google Setup Wizard.

Log in to your domain host

  1. Leave the Setup Wizard open.
  2. Then open a new browser window and go to the Imena.UA site at Imena.UA.

    Whenever you see the Google  icon in these instructions, you’ll complete that step in the Google Setup Wizard.
  3. In the Imena.UA site, enter your email address and the password that you created when you purchased your domain from IMena.UA. Click Enter.

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

    Log in to Control Panel

  4. In the Setup Wizard, check the I signed in to my domain host box.

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3. Go to the Imena.UA domain settings

It may be possible for your domain host's support team to add the verification record for you. See an example request.

  1. In the Imena.UA site, click the Gear icon gear icon of the domain name you want to verify for your Google service. In this example, we'll use the domain td-imena.com, but you'll see your own domain instead.

    Managing Domain gear icon

  2. You may see a temporary Managing Domains page before being taken to your domain settings. In the Domain settings section of this page, click Go to manage domain.

    Go to Manage Domain link

  3. You will be taken to the DNShosting.org site where you can access your Imena.UA control panel.

    DNSHosting.org domain control panel

  4. In the Setup Wizard, check the I opened the domain management settings box.

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4. Add a new TXT record to your domain
  1. In the DNShosting.com site, scroll down to the next empty field in the DNS panel, and select TXT from the тип (type) drop-down menu. Adding this TXT record won't affect your email or website.

    Type drop-down TXT option

  2. In the Setup Wizard, go to the Add a new TXT record to your domain step.

  3. Copy the verification code in the Value, Destination, or Answer box.

    The verification code is a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols that begins with google-site-verification. Be sure to use the unique code provided to you in the Setup Wizard, not the example code shown here.

  4. In the DNShosting.com site, paste the entire verification code into the дані (data)field.

    Verification code in Data field

  5. In the хост [субдомен] (Host, subdomain) field, enter @.

    @ symbol in Host field

  6. Click 36epeГТИ (Save) to save your new TXT record.

    Save button

  7. Confirm the addition of the TXT record by clicking TAK (Yes).

    Imena Tak button

    A confirmation message will briefly appear to let you know that the TXT record has been added.

    Note: The change may take up to several hours to update. However, as you go through the next steps in the Google Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new TXT record to verify your domain.

  8.  In the Setup Wizard, check the I added the TXT verification record box.

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5. Save the TXT record and verify
In the Setup Wizard Save the TXT record and verify step, check the I saved the TXT verification record box.

You have now completed the domain verification process. Google can typically detect your new record and verify ownership of your domain in 60 minutes or less. You may also be able to check the verification status in the Setup Wizard.

Contact Support if you need help with verification.

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6. Next steps
After your domain is verified, you can follow the steps in the Google Setup Wizard to set up your business email with your Google service.

We recommend that you follow the detailed email MX records instructions for Imena.UA, or find instructions for another email host.

Instructions for Setup Wizard Version 2

1. Open the Setup Wizard

These instructions cover the steps in Version 2 of the Google Setup Wizard to verify your domain. After verifying, you can set up Gmail and start using Docs, Calendar, and more apps.

When you open the Setup Wizard, select Other as your domain host. You'll then see steps for adding a TXT record to your domain host records.

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2. Log in to your Imena.UA account
  1. Leave the Setup Wizard open.
  2. Open a new browser window and go to the Imena.UA site at Imena.UA.

    Whenever you see the Google  icon in these instructions, you’ll complete that step in the Google Setup Wizard.
  3. In the Imena.UA site, enter your email address and the password that you created when you purchased your domain from IMena.UA. Click Enter.

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

    Log in to Control Panel

    It may be possible for your domain host's support team to add the verification record for you. See an example request.
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3. Add a verification record
  1. In the Imena.UA site, click the Gear icon gear icon of the domain name you want to verify for your Google service. In this example, we'll use the domain td-imena.com, but you'll see your own domain instead.

    Managing Domain gear icon

  2. You may see a temporary Managing Domains page before being taken to your domain settings. In the Domain settings section of this page, click Go to manage domain.

    Go to Manage Domain link

  3. You will be taken to the DNShosting.org site where you can access your Imena.UA control panel.

    DNSHosting.org domain control panel

  4. Scroll down to the next empty field in the DNS panel, and select TXT from the тип (type) drop-down menu. Adding this TXT record won't affect your email or website.

    Type drop-down TXT option

  5. In the Setup Wizard, copy the verification code in the Value/Answer/Destination box.

    The verification code is a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols that begins with google-site-verification. Be sure to use the unique code provided to you in the Setup Wizard, not the example code shown here.

  6. In the DNShosting.com site, paste the entire verification code into the дані (data)field.

    Verification code in Data field

  7. In the хост [субдомен] (Host, subdomain) field, enter @.

    @ symbol in Host field

  8. Click 36epeГТИ (Save) to save your new TXT record.

    Save button

  9. Confirm the addition of the TXT record by clicking TAK (Yes).

    Imena Tak button

    A confirmation message will briefly appear to let you know that the TXT record has been added.

    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.

Click below for the next step.
4. Return to the Google Setup Wizard.
Return to the Google Setup Wizard that's open in your other browser window and click Verify.

You have now completed the domain verification process. Google can typically detect your new record and verify ownership of your domain in 60 minutes or less.

Contact Support if you need help with verification.

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5. Next steps
After your domain is verified, you can follow the steps in the Google Setup Wizard to set up your business email with your Google service.

We recommend that you follow the detailed email MX records instructions for Imena.UA, or find instructions for another email host.

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