You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (and, if you haven’t already, verify your domain).
To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and direct the email for your domain to the Google Workspace servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place. We’ll walk you through the steps.
Before you begin
- Verify that you own your domain.
Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how while you're setting up the MX records.
- Create user accounts in Google Workspace for your team.
If your team members already use email with your domain (their email address ends with your domain), you have to create their user accounts in Google Workspace before you change any MX record settings. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail.
Change your MX records to start using G Suite
Step 1: Sign in to your domain host
- Leave the Google Admin console open.
- Open a new browser window and go to the Namesilo™ site.
- Enter the username or domain and password that you created when you opened your Namesilo account.
- Click Submit.
Step 2: Go to your DNS records
- On the right, under Account Options, click Domain Manager.
- Next to the domain that you want to verify for a Google service, click the Manage DNS icon.
Sep 3: Delete existing MX records
In the Existing Resource Records table, next to each existing MX record, click Delete to remove it. You’ll add new records in the next step.
Step 4: Add the G Suite MX records
|MX server address||Priority|
- Scroll down to DNS Templates.
- Next to the G Suite template, click Apply Template.
- In the Preview Template Changes window, click Accept.
The Google MX records are shown in the Existing Resource Records table.
Step 5: Tell Google to find your new MX records
Open the setup tool in the Admin console.
In the Gmail section, click Activate.
Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.
On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.
- The records can take several hours to update, so you might not immediately get new email messages in Gmail. Until then, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.
- If you see the MX records setup validation in progress message in the Admin console for more than a few hours, make sure you entered the MX address records and priorities correctly in the DNS records stored with your host.
- If you still need help changing your MX records, contact Google Workspace support.