IPOWER: Verify your domain

Why verify?

A Beginner's Guide to Signing up for Google Workspace

We don't want someone else to use your domain to sign up for Google Workspace. You can help us keep your domain safe by showing us that you are the owner.

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 verification code from Google Workspace
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record.

  3. Look for your verification code in the setup tool and click Copy.

    Shows the Copy button next to the Google Workspace verification code.

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

  2. At the top of the IPOWER site, enter your username and password you created when you purchased your domain.
  3. Click Log In.

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

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. From the control panel, under Domains, click DomainCentral.

    Under Domains, a red box highlights DomainCentral.

  2. Click the domain name you want to verify with your Google service.
  3. Under your domain name, click the DNS option.

    If you don’t see this option, contact IPOWER support to request that they add it.

    The DNS option under the domain name is selected.

  4. Open the instructions for the type of verification record you want to add to your domain’s DNS records. Add a TXT verification record (most common)
    1. From the Modify list, select TXT/SPF Record.

      The TXT/SPF Record option is selected from the Modify list.

    2. In the open Content field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

      The TXT verification record is entered in the Content field. The Add button is selected.

    3. Click Add.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. From the Modify list, select CNAME Alias.

      CNAME Alias is selected as the record type from the Modify list.

    2. In the open Host field, paste the contents of the Label/Host portion of the CNAME record provided by the Setup Wizard in step 1.
    3. In the Points To field, paste the long string of text and numbers from the Destination/Target portion of the CNAME record provided by the Setup Wizard in step 1.

      The CNAME verification record has been entered into the Host and Points To fields.

    4. Click Add.
Step 4: Tell Google Workspace to check your verification code
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Verify my domain.

Important! It might take additional time for your registrar to publish the verification code. If the Google Workspace setup tool gives you an error message, wait an hour before you try again.

In extreme cases, it can take up to 48 hours for your registrar to publish your verification code.

Next steps

  1. Return to the Google Workspace setup tool, where you can:
    • Add other users to your account.
    • Activate Gmail for your organization.
  2. Review the quick start guides to continue setting up Google Workspace for your organization.

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