Squarespace: 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 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.

NoteUse these instructions if you purchased your domain name (for example, yourcompany.com) through Squarespace. If your website is hosted by Squarespace but you purchased your domain name through a different domain host, use the instructions for that domain host. If you're unsure who that is, you can identify your domain host.

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 into 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.

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, click here to open the Squarespace site in a new tab. The Setup Wizard remains open in the first tab.
  2. Log in to your Squarespace account.

    If you don’t know your username and password, you can click Forgot? or contact Squarespace support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. Go back to the Squarespace window you opened in step 1.3.
  2. Click the domain you want to verify with your Google service.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Website, click Domains.
  5. Click the domain you want to verify with your Google service.
  6. Click Advanced Settings.
  7. At the bottom of the Custom Records section, click the Record drop-down list and select TXT.
  8. Paste the verification record you copied earlier into the Data field.
  9. Click Add.


Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Check the I saved the TXT 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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