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, G Suite Essentials, 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

If you already signed up for G Suite 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 provide a link to your domain, open the myhosting®.com site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console 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 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

G Suite: Next steps

Now it’s time to set up Gmail with your G Suite 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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