IPOWER: 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 G Suite, Drive Enterprise, or Cloud Identity. If you have G Suite, you can start using Gmail, Google Drive, and all the other services included with your G Suite 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 G Suite support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your G Suite subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

Step 1: Get your unique verification record

You get the verification record in the Setup Wizard when you sign up.

Not in the Setup Wizard? Go to Find the G Suite Setup Wizard to find the verification record. Copy your unique verification record, return to this article, and go to Step 2: Sign in to your domain host.

  1. On the Verify your domain and set up email page, click Choose a different method and select Add a domain host record.

    Choose a Different Method drop-down menu


  2. From the Value/Answer/Destination field, copy the entire unique verification record.Value/Answer/Destination field shows an example of the verification record.

Tip: If you need a CNAME record instead of a TXT record, in the Add a new TXT record to your domain step in the Setup Wizard, click add a CNAME record. You'll copy and paste both parts of this record into your domain's DNS records.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host
  1. In the Setup Wizard, 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 Setup Wizard doesn’t provide a link to your domain, open the IPOWER® site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard 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 to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the verification record box or click Verify.
  3. If you’re a G Suite customer, go to Next steps to set up Gmail.

G Suite: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your G Suite account.

  1. Keep the Setup Wizard 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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