Imena: 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

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

  2. On the homepage of the Imena site, in the upper right, click Login (Вход).
  3. From the  list, select Imena Login (Вход Imena).
  4. Under Login to Control Panel (Вход в контрольную панель), enter the login or email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from Imena.
  5. Click Login (войти).

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

Step 3. Add the TXT verification record to your domain's DNS records

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

  1. Next to the domain you want to verify for your Google service, click Managing domain.

    Managing Domain gear icon

    You might see a temporary Managing Domains page before being taken to your domain settings.

  2. In the Domain settings section, click Go to manage domain.

    Go to Manage Domain link

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

  3. Scroll down to the next empty field in the DNS panel, and from the Type (тип) list select TXT.

    Adding this TXT record won't affect your email or website.

    Type drop-down TXT option

  4. In the Data (дані) field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

    Verification code in Data field

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

    @ symbol in Host field

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

    Save button

  7. Confirm the addition of the TXT record by clicking OK (Tak).

    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.

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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