Web.com: 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 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 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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