Namesilo: Set up G Suite MX records

Tip! Only Google Workspace customers who want to use Gmail must change their MX records. You can skip this procedure and continue to use your current email provider with Google Workspace.

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

  1. Leave the Google Admin console open.
  2. Open a new browser window and go to the Namesilo™ site.
  3. Enter the username or domain and password that you created when you opened your Namesilo account.
  4. Click Submit.

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

Step 2: Go to your DNS records

  1. On the right, under Account Options, click Domain Manager.

    Domain manager is selected under Account Options.

  2. Next to the domain that you want to verify for a Google service, click the Manage DNS icon.

    The Manage DNS for this domain icon is selected.

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.

The red X Delete icon is selected next to an MX record.

Step 4: Add the G Suite MX records

To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. These are the records that you need to add:
MX server address Priority
Important: Some registrars require you to add a period after the .COM in the MX server address.
  1. Scroll down to DNS Templates.
  2. Next to the G Suite template, click Apply Template.

    A red circle highlights the Apply Template button for the G Suite MX records template.

  3. In the Preview Template Changes window, click Accept.

    The G Suite MX records are shown and the Accept button is selected.

    The Google MX records are shown in the Existing Resource Records table.

Step 5: Tell Google to find your new MX records

  1. Open the setup tool in the Admin console. 

  2. In the Gmail section, click Activate.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate." option in the Gmail section.

  3. Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.

    A red circle highlights the Activate Gmail button on the bottom right of the MX records table.


  • 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.
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