Web.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 Web.com® site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. Under Customer Sign In, enter the User Name and Password you created when you purchased your domain from Web.com.

    You can find your username in your Web.com welcome email or by calling customer support at 1-800-311-2707.

  3. Click Sign In.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Web.com customer support.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. From the My Products tab, click Domains.
  2. If you have more than one domain registered with Web.com, select the domain that you want to verify for Google services.
  3. Open the Advanced Settings tab.

    The Advanced Settings tab is open.

  4. Click Add new record.
  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 Select Record list, click TXT.

      TXT is selected from the Select Record list.

    2. In the Name field, enter @.
    3. In the Value field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.
    4. Click Approve "".

      All fields of the TXT record are complete and the check mark icon is selected.

    5. Click Save Changes.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. From the Select Record list, click CNAME.

      CNAME is selected from the Select Record drop-down list.

    2. In the Name field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from step 1.
    3. In the Value field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.
    4. Click Approve "".

      All fields of the CNAME record are complete and the check mark icon is selected.

    5. Click Save Changes.
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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