Set up G Suite MX records

Tip! Changing MX records is required only for G Suite customers who want to use Gmail. You can continue to use your current email provider.

You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (and, if you haven’t already, verify your domain).

To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and direct the email for your domain to the G Suite servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place. We’ll walk you through the steps.

Before you begin

  • Verify that you own your domain.

    Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how while you're setting up the MX records.

  • Create user accounts in G Suite for your team.

    If your team members already use email with your domain (their email address ends with your domain), you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change any MX record settings. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail.

Change your MX records to start using G Suite

Step 1: Sign in to your domain host
  1. Leave the Google Admin console setup instructions open.
  2. Open a new tab or browser window and go to the Register site,

    Two browser windows are shown. Window 1 is for the domain host site, and window 2 is for the Google Setup Wizard.

  3. On the Register site, click on Area Clienti (Customer Area) at the top right.
  4. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased the Register domain, then click on Login.

    If you don't have the account information, you can reset your password or contact Register Support.

    Accedi (Login) button

Step 2: Find the settings to configure MX records in the Register administration panel
  1. In the Register site, select Domini e Prodotti (Domains and Products) in the section I TUOI PRODOTTI (YOUR PRODUCTS) on the right.


    This way you will be able to see the list of registered domains.

  2. Click on the domain you want to set up for G Suite. You will then be redirected to the domain management control panel.

    Domain link

Step 3: Set up the MX records
  1. On the Register site, click on Dominio & DNS (Domain & DNS).

    Dominio & DNS icon

    The DNS and MX settings management page will open.

  2. Click on Configurazione DNS (DNS Configuration).

    Dominio & DNS icon

  3. Scroll down to the Configurazione DNS attuale (Current DNS Configuration) section and choose Gestione avanzata (Advanced Management), then click OK in the alert popup window.

    Gestione avanzata

    Ok button on pop-up window

  4. On the site, click on Aggiungi Record (Add Record).

    Agguingi Record button

  5. For each MX record, enter the information as follows:
    • In the Nome (Name) column, copy your domain name.
    • Leave the default TTL column blank.
    • In the Tipo (Type) drop-down menu, choose MX.
    • In the Valore (Value) field, enter the priority number followed by a space and the name of the Gmail server:

      MX records table

    • For the Host/IP option, keep the default values.

      MX drop-down menu option

      The configuration steps shown here are specific to Register.IT and differ from the instructions in the Google Admin console setup instructions. For more information see the help page.
  6. Click on Applica (Apply) to confirm.

    Applica button

  7. Then click on Continua (Continue) to save the changes.

    Continua button

  8. Repeat the operation until you have finished entering all the MX records in the table, which will be visible in the Elenco DNS (DNS List) page of the Register site.

    DNS records listed

Step 4: Tell Google to find your new MX records
  1. Open the setup tool in the Admin console. 

  2. In the Gmail section, click Activate.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate." option in the Gmail section.

  3. Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.

    A red circle highlights the Activate Gmail button on the bottom right of the MX records table.


  • The records can take several hours to update, so you might not immediately get new email messages in Gmail. Until then, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.
  • If you see the MX records setup validation in progress message in the Admin console for more than a few hours, make sure you entered the MX address records and priorities correctly in the DNS records stored with your host.
  • If you still need help changing your MX records, contact G Suite support.
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