If you get an alert, "This domain name has already been used as an alias or domain", the domain is already linked to your Google Workspace account or another Google Workspace account that you don't manage.
If you recently removed the domain from your Google Workspace account
- After you remove a domain, it can take up to 24 hours before you can add it back to your Google Workspace account. Or, if you purchased your account from a reseller, it can take up to 7 days.
- If it's been more than 24 hours since you deleted the domain, some of the steps to delete it might not be completed.
If you think the domain exists in a Google account you don't manage
If you're the current owner of the domain:
- Check to see if someone in your organization previously registered this domain with Google. If so, work with that person to obtain access to the account.
- If nobody in your organization remembers registering the domain with Google, contact Google Workspace support to verify that you own the domain. Google Workspace Support will then clear the domain from the Google Workspace systems. (Google Workspace only)