myhosting.com: 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.

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 the myhosting®.com site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard open in the first tab.

  2. Enter the username and password you created when you purchased your domain from myhosting.com.
  3. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, on the login page, click Forgot Password? or contact myhosting.com support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. At the top of the page, click Hosted Domains.
  2. Click the domain name that you need to verify.
  3. At the top of the Hosted Domains page, click DNS and then DNS Records.

    The DNS and DNS Records tabs are selected.

  4. Click Add New DNS Record.

    Add New DNS Record button is selected.

  5. 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. From the DNS Record Type list, select TXT.

      A red circle highlights the DNS Record Type. TXT is selected from the list.

    2. Leave the Domain field empty.
    3. In the Data field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in Step 1.
    4. In the TTL field, leave Default TTL selected.

      The TXT record is fully entered.

    5. Click Finish to save the TXT record.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. From the DNS Record Type list, select CNAME.

      A red circle highlights the DNS Record Type list, and CNAME is selected from the list.

    2. In the Domain field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from Step 1.
    3. In the Canonical name field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from Step 1. Enter a period at the end of the record.

      The CNAME record fields are all completed.

    4. In the TTL field, leave Default TTL selected.
    5. Click Finish to save the CNAME record.
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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