Oracle + Dyn: 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 Google Workspace, Essentials, or Cloud Identity. If you have Google Workspace, you can start using Gmail, Google Drive, and all the other services included with your 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 Google Workspace support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your Google Workspace subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

Step 1: Get your unique verification record

If you already signed up for Google Workspace but didn't complete the setup process, you can pick up where you left off.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Open the setup tool and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  3. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record. You can also click Switch verification method if you need to use another method.

    A red circle highlights the Continue button at the bottom of the Here

  4. Click Copy to copy your unique verification record.

    A red circle highlights the Copy button next to the TXT verification record.

Step 2: Sign in to your domain host
  1. In the Admin Console, 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 Admin Console doesn’t have a link to your domain, open the Oracle® + Dyn® site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. In the top right corner of the Oracle + Dyn site, click Sign In and select Standard DNS, or choose the DNS management service you have purchased.
  3. Under Sign In, enter the username and password you created when you purchased your domain from Oracle + Dyn.
  4. Click Log in.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Oracle + Dyn support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. On the left side of the window, click My Services and then Domain names, DNS hosting, Dyn Email services.

    Domain names, DNS hosting, Dyn Email services option is selected.

  2. Scroll down to Zone Level Services and next to the domain that you want to verify, click DNS Service.

    A red circle highlights the Dyn Standard DNS Service link.

  3. Open the instructions for the type of verification record you want to add to your domain’s DNS records. Add a TXT verification record (most common)
    1. Scroll down to the TXT Records section and click Add TXT Record.

      Add TXT Record button is selected.

    2. In the Text field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in Step 1.
    3. Leave the Hostname field blank.

      A TXT record has been added to the Text field of the Add New TXT Record dialog box.

    4. Click Create Record. The record is saved and you’ll see a “TXT record created” message at the top of the window.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. Scroll down to the Hostname section and click Add Alias (CNAME).

      Add Alias (CNAME) button is selected in the Hostname section.

    2. In the Hostname field, paste the portion of the CNAME record that you copied from the CNAME Label/Host field in the Setup Wizard.
    3. In the Alias to field, paste the portion of the CNAME record that you copied from the Destination/Target field in the Setup Wizard.

      The Hostname and Alias to fields are filled out in the Add New Alias (CNAME) dialog box.

    4. Click Create Record. You’ll see a “CNAME record created” message at the top of the window.
Step 4: Tell Google to verify
  1. Return to the setup tool in the Admin console and click Verify.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate" option in the domain verification section.

  2. Click Continue, then scroll to the bottom of the next page. Click Verify my domain.

    A red circle highlights the Verify My Domain button on Step 5. Add your TXT Record page of the wizard

Google Workspace: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your Google Workspace account.

  1. Keep the Admin console 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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