4D Hosting: Verify your domain

Why verify?

A Beginner's Guide to Signing up for Google Workspace

We don't want someone else to use your domain to sign up for Google Workspace. You can help us keep your domain safe by showing us that you are the owner.

Step 1: Get your verification code from Google Workspace
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record.

  3. Look for your verification code in the setup tool and click Copy.

    Shows the Copy button next to the Google Workspace verification code.

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 provide a link to your domain, open the 4D Hosting site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. At the top of the 4D site, click Login.
  3. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from 4D and then click Login. If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact 4D support.
Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. Under Client Area, click Domains.

    Client Area > Domains

  2. Find the domain you want to verify and next to Active, click the Down arrow  "" and then Manage Domain.

    Manage Domain is selected from the Tools drop-down list.

  3. Under Actions, click Manage DNS.

    Manage DNS is selected from the Actions menu.

  4. 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. In DNS Manager, click Add Record.

      DNS Manager sections shows the Add Record button.

    2. From the Type list, select TXT.

      TXT is selected from the Type drop-down list.

    3. In the Name field, enter @.
    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value.
    5. In the RDATA field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in Step 1.
    6. Click Add Record.

      The TXT record is added in the Add New Record dialog box.

    7. Scroll to the bottom of the DNS Manager records table and click Save Changes.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. In DNS Manager, click Add Record.

      DNS Manager sections shows the Add Record button.

    2. From the Type list, select CNAME.

      CNAME is selected from the Type drop-down list.

    3. In the Name field, paste the contents of the Label/Host portion of the CNAME record provided by the Setup Wizard.
    4. In the TTL field, leave the default value.
    5. In the RDATA field, enter the long string of text and numbers from the Destination/Target portion of the CNAME record provided by the Setup Wizard. 
    6. Click Add Record.

      The CNAME record is added in the Add New Record dialog box.

    7. Scroll to the bottom of the DNS Manager records table and click Save Changes.
Step 4: Tell Google Workspace to check your verification code
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Verify my domain.

Important! It might take additional time for your registrar to publish the verification code. If the Google Workspace setup tool gives you an error message, wait an hour before you try again.

In extreme cases, it can take up to 48 hours for your registrar to publish your verification code.

Next steps

  1. Return to the Google Workspace setup tool, where you can:
    • Add other users to your account.
    • Activate Gmail for your organization.
  2. Review the quick start guides to continue setting up Google Workspace for your organization.


Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

 

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