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, 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 Web.com® site in a new tab. Keep the Setup Wizard 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 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 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 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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