DomainDiscount24: 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 to the DomainDiscount24® site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard open in the first tab.

  2. Enter the customer ID or email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from DomainDiscount24.
  3. Do one of the following actions:
Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. On the left, click Domains and then My domains.

    Domains > My domains is selected.

  2. Click the domain name that you want to verify for a Google service.
  3. On the DNS settings tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and in the Subdomain overview section, click Edit next to the domain you want to verify.

    The Edit button is to the right of the Domain and Details fields.

  4. Scroll down to the TXT section and in the TXT-Record field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.

    The TXT record is entered in the TXT Record field on the DNS Settings page.

  5. At the bottom of the DNS settings window, click Save.

    In the Subdomain overview section, the new TXT record appears.

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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