Add multiple domains or domain aliases

For your G Suite or Cloud Identity account

If you own another domain, you can add it to your G Suite or Cloud Identity account. For example, you manage multiple businesses or brands, each with their own domain. Depending on your needs, you add a domain as a domain alias or a secondary domain.


Give users an email address at the other domain 
OR      
Manage separate teams of users or businesses at different domains
 

   

Each user gets an email address at both your primary domain and domain alias  

Each of your domains has a different set of users

A user can send and receive email from either address    A user gets a G Suite account, email address, and mailbox for their domain
No extra cost per user   

Pay for each user account that you add to your secondary domain

Follow the steps below to Add a domain alias   Follow the steps below to Add secondary domain
 
More about domains aliases & secondary domains

About domain aliases

Gives users an email address at the domain

For example, you signed up for G Suite with your-company.com (your primary domain). You own the domain other-company.com and add it as a domain alias.

Each user gets an email address at both your primary domain and domain alias

Everyone can send and receive email from either address. 

primary address ann@your-company.com
email alias ann@other-company.com
All messages arrive in the user’s primary inbox.
Each mailing group also gets an email address at the domain alias. For example, if you have  info@domain.com, you automatically get info@other-domain. 
No extra cost per user or group. Add up to 20 domain aliases to your G Suite account. 


Important: A user's alias address might be visible to other users. For example, if a recipient searches Gmail for messages from "Ann", search results might include messages from ann@your-company.com and ann@other-company.com. Learn more in the FAQand Limitations with multiple domains.


If you manage a large organization: Your users might have a personal Google Account that already uses the domain. When you add the domain alias, those users' accounts are automatically renamed. All data in the accounts remains outside of your organization’s management. To find users with Google Accounts, first add the domain as a secondary domain. The list of accounts is generated within 24 hours. Learn more about conflicting accounts.

About secondary domains

If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, upgrade to G Suite Basic to get this feature. 

Manage separate teams of users or businesses at different domains

For example, you signed up for G Suite with your-company.com (your primary domain). You manage a team that has their own domain, other-company.com. You add other-company.com as a secondary domain to your G Suite account. 

Create user accounts at your primary and secondary domains
Each of your domains has a different set of users
Users get a G Suite account, email address, and mailbox for their domain
Add up to 599 secondary domains to your account
Pay for each user account in the secondary domain
Manage all domains and users in the Admin console for your primary domain
You can switch a secondary domain to be the primary domain for your G Suite account. Learn more


Important: Some information and features are linked only to your primary domain. For example, you can't set up a separate billing address or company logo for a secondary domain. Learn more in the FAQand Limitations with multiple domains.

Add a domain alias (give users an address at another domain)

Add a domain alias to your account

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domainsand thenManage domains.
  3. In Manage domains, click Add domain alias. 

    Note: If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, the "Add a domain" option isn't available. 

    To add a domain alias to a secondary domain, use the Directory API.

  4. Enter the name of the domain.
    If you recently removed the domain from your G Suite Account, you need to wait up to 24 hours before adding the domain. Check troubleshooting tips.
  5. Click Continue and verify domain ownership
    Follow the instructions to verify that you own the domain. For help, contact your domain host or G Suite Support.
  6. Click Verify and continue to set up email delivery.
  7. Update the domain's MX records to set up Gmail for your domain alias.
  8. Click I have completed these steps
    It might take from 48 to 72 hours for your domain to be verified and email set up, depending on your domain host. 
    For large organizations: It can take more than 24 hours after verification for all users and groups to receive their alias email addresses.

Use your domain alias

Once your domain is active, you can start using your domain alias. 

Tip: Share the instructions with your G Suite users.

Receive messages

Messages sent to your alias address automatically arrive in your inbox. To test, send a message from another account (not your G Suite account) to your new alias.

If you don't receive the test message within 48-72 hours, contact your domain host. They can check whether your domain verification and MX records (for email) are set up correctly. 

Send messages from your alias address

To send message, add your alias address to your Gmail account.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  4. In the "Send mail as" section, click Add another email address.
  5. Enter your name and your alias address.
  6. Check the Treat as an alias box.
  7. Click Next Step and follow the confirmation steps.

When you send a message in Gmail, click From "" to select an address.

Send from alias

How your primary email address and alias work together

  • You sign in your G Suite account with your email address.
  • You can create documents and files only with your email address
  • People can share files with either your email address or alias.
  • Google Calendar invites and sharing invites are sent only from your email address.
Add a secondary domain (manage teams at different domains)

Add a secondary domain to your account

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domainsand thenManage domains.
  3. In Manage domains, click Add a domain. 

    Note: If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, the "Add a domain" option isn't available. 

  4. Enter the name of the domain.
    If you recently removed the domain from your G Suite Account, you need to wait up to 24 hours before adding the domain. Check troubleshooting tips.
  5. Click Continue and verify domain ownership
    Follow the instructions to verify that you own the domain. For help, contact your domain host (typically where you purchased your domain) or G Suite Support.
  6. Click Verify and continue to set up email delivery.
  7. Update the domain's MX records to set up Gmail for your secondary domain.
  8. Click I have completed these steps.

Use your secondary domain

Once your secondary domain is active:

  1. In the Admin console, add new user accounts to your secondary domain.
  2. At the right of the @ sign, click the Down arrow ""and select the user's domain.

We recommend reviewing Limitations with multiple domains for help with managing users accounts.

To add email addresses to your current domain, you can create aliases for a user or group (mailing list) at no extra cost.

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