Create a test domain with G Suite for Education

If you have a G Suite for Education account and want to test new features in a separate domain, apply for a test domain.

If you don’t have a G Suite for Education account, you need to sign up for G Suite for Education first. See Get started for K–12 or higher institutions or Get started for homeschools.

Step 1: Create a subdomain

So our approval team can identify your new subdomain as a test domain, it must have this format: gsuitetest.domain.edu.

Example G Suite for Education domain New test subdomain
bestschool.edu gsuitetest.bestschool.edu

For the steps to create a subdomain, see Add multiple domains or domain aliases.

Step 2: Verify that you own your domain

You need to verify the test domain that you created. Verification ensures that no one else uses your domain for Google services without your permission or sends email that appears to come from your school.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

    Use your G Suite for Education account to sign in. 

  2. Verify that you own your domain. For details, see Verify your domain for G Suite.

Step 3: Create a test account

  1. Go to the G Suite for Education signup form.
  2. Complete the details about your educational institution.
  3. When you get to Does your institution have a domain?, click Yes, I have one I can use.

    Use the domain that you created in Step 1 above.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Create a user account.

    You’ll use this account to sign in to your G Suite for Education account on the test domain.

  6. Review the Terms of Service and click Accept and sign up.

    You'll receive an email with information about your new account.

You get a 14-day free trial with your G Suite test account. For more information, see About your free G Suite trial.

After you submit your request and verify your domain, we review your organization’s eligibility. We contact you by email about the status of your application in 1–2 weeks.

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