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Crazy Domains: 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 G Suite without your permission (to send email, for example).

How verification works

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

You must either have a Crazy Domains web hosting package or a Crazy Domains DNS services package to make changes to your domain settings (DNS records). If you don't have access to the settings described below, visit the Crazy Domains DNS services support page.

These instructions walk you through adding a CNAME record that contains the verification codes to add to your Crazy Domains domain settings.

Let's get started.

G Suite 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 G Suite Setup Wizard
  1. Go to admin.google.com to sign in to the Google Admin console. Enter your G Suite email address and password. (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 host website.

Instructions for Setup Wizard Version 1

1. Choose verification method

These instructions cover the steps in Version 1 of the G Suite 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 G Suite 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

Click below for the next step.
2. Sign in to Crazy Domains

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

Log in to your domain host

  1. Leave the G Suite Setup Wizard open.
  2. Then open a new browser window and go to the Crazy Domains site at crazydomains.com.

    Whenever you see the G Suite icon in these instructions, you’ll complete that step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
  3. In the top corner of the Crazy Domains site, click My Account.
  4. Enter the username and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Crazy Domains. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can click Lost password? to retrieve your login information, or contact Crazy Domains Support.

    Login button

  5. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I signed in to my domain host box.

Click below for the next step.
3. Go to the Crazy Domains 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 Crazy Domains site, in the My Account section, click Domains.

    Domains button

  2. Select the domain name you want to verify for G Suite. In this example, we'll use the domain yourcompany.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.
  3. Scroll down to the DNS Service section and click Records.

    Add Records option

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

Click below for the next step.
4. Add a new CNAME record to your domain
  1. In the Crazy Domains site, click the Record Type drop-down menu and select CNAME Record. Adding this CNAME record won't affect your email or website.

    CNAME Record Type drop-down option

    This opens a new CNAME Records form.

    CNAME Records form

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

  3. Click add a CNAME record to generate your domain's verification code.
    You can add a TXT record to your domain if you have a Crazy Domains DNS Services package. If you only have a Crazy Domains web hosting package, you can add a TXT record by contacting Crazy Domains customer service, but this process can take longer.
  4. The verification code in the CNAME Label/Host field consists of a string of 12 letters and numbers followed by a period and your domain name. Copy only the first 12 characters.

    Be sure to use the unique code provided to you in the Setup Wizard, not the example code shown here.

    CNAME Label/Host verification code

  5. In the Crazy Domains site, paste the 12 characrter verification code into the first CNAME Records field.

    Verification Code in CNAME Records field

  6. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, copy the entire verification code from the CNAME Destination/Target field. The verification code is a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols that ends with googlehosted.com. Be sure to use the unique code provided to you in the Setup Wizard, not this example code.

    CNAME Destination/Target verification code

  7. In the Crazy Domain site, paste the entire Destination/Target verification code into the Alias for field.

    Code in Alias field

  8. Click Create to save your new CNAME record.

    Your page will refresh, and you'll see a green DNS updated successfully confirmation message to let you know that the CNAME record has been added.

    Note: The change may take up to 2 hours to update. However, as you go through the next steps in the G Suite Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new CNAME record to verify your domain.

  9. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I added the CNAME verification record box.

    "I added the CNAME verification record" confirmation prompt

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

I saved the CNAME verification record confirmation

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 G Suite Support if you need help with verification.

Click below for the next step.
6. Next steps
After your domain is verified, you can follow the steps in the G Suite Setup Wizard to set up your business email with G Suite.

We recommend that you follow the detailed email MX records instructions for Crazy Domains, 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 G Suite 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 G Suite Setup Wizard, select Other as your domain host. You'll then see steps for adding a CNAME record to your domain host records.

Click below for the next step.
2. Log in to your Crazy Domains domain settings
  1. Leave the G Suite Setup Wizard open.
  2. Then open a new browser window and go to the Crazy Domains site at crazydomains.com.

    Whenever you see the G Suite icon in these instructions, you’ll complete that step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
  3. In the top corner of the Crazy Domains site, click My Account.
  4. Enter the username and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Crazy Domains. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can click Lost password? to retrieve your login information, or contact Crazy Domains Support.

    Login button

  5. In the Crazy Domains site, in the My Account section, click Domains.

    Domains button

  6. Select the domain name you want to verify for G Suite. In this example, we'll use the domain yourcompany.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.
  7. Scroll down to the DNS Service section and click Records.

    Add Records option

Click below for the next step.
3. Add a verification record
  1. In the Crazy Domains site, click the Record Type drop-down menu and select CNAME Record. Adding this CNAME record won't affect your email or website.

    CNAME Record Type drop-down option

    This opens a new CNAME Records form.

    CNAME Records form

    You can add a TXT record to your domain if you have a Crazy Domains DNS Services package. If you only have a Crazy Domains web hosting package, you can add a TXT record by contacting Crazy Domains customer service, but this process can take longer.
  2. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, copy the first verification code in the CNAME Host or Label box. The verification code is a string of 12 letters and numbers followed by a period and your domain name. Copy only the first 12 characters.

    Be sure to use the unique code provided to you in the Setup Wizard, not the example code shown here.

    CName Label/Host Field Verification Code

    It may be possible for your domain host's support team to add the verification record for you. See an example request.
  3. In the Crazy Domains site, paste the 12 characrter verification code into the first CNAME Records field.

    Verification Code in CNAME Records field

  4. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, copy the second verification code in the CNAME Destination/Target field. The verification code is a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols that ends with googlehosted.com.

    Google CName Destination/Target verification code

  5. In the Crazy Domain site, paste the entire Destination/Target verification code into the Alias for field.

    Code in Alias field

  6. Click Create to save your new CNAME record.

    Your page will refresh, and you'll see a green DNS updated successfully confirmation message to let you know that the CNAME record has been added.

    Note: The change may take up to 2 hours to update. However, as you go through the next steps in the G Suite Setup Wizard, the wizard immediately starts checking for your new CNAME record to verify your domain.

Click below for the next step.
4. Return to the G Suite Setup Wizard.
Return to the G Suite 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 G Suite Support if you need help with verification.

Click below for the next step.
5. Next steps
After your domain is verified, you can follow the steps in the G Suite Setup Wizard to set up your business email with G Suite.

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

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