MyDomain: Verify your domain

Important! Use this article to set up a new domain with Google Workspace. If you've been using Google Workspace with your domain for more than 3 days, your domain is already verified.

Why verify?

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.

How do I verify?

When you sign up for your Google service, you get a verification record that you copy and paste into your domain settings (usually stored with your domain host).

Need help with verification? Contact Google Workspace support for fast, personalized help that’s included with your Google Workspace subscription. Google Cloud support is available for customers with Silver, Gold, or Platinum support levels.

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 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 MyDomain site in a new tab. Keep the Admin Console open in the first tab.

  2. Enter the username or domain and password you created when you bought your domain from MyDomain.
  3. Click Log in.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or recover your username or domain name.

Step 3: Add the verification record to your domain's DNS records
  1. On the My Domains page, under the domain you want to verify, click Manage.
  2. In the left pane, click DNS & Nameservers.

    DNS & Nameservers is selected from the left column options.

  3. Scroll down to the DNS Records table and click Add DNS Record.

    The Add DNS Record button is under the DNS Records heading.

  4. 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. On the Add New DNS Record page, in the Name field, enter @.
    2. From the Type list, select TXT.
    3. In the Content field, paste the entire verification record that you copied in step 1.
    4. From the TTL (Time To Live) list, select 1 Hour.
    5. In the Priority field, enter 15.

      The TXT record is entered into the Add New DNS Record pane.

    6. Click Add DNS.
    Add a CNAME verification record
    1. On the Add New DNS Record page, in the Name field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Label / Host field from step 1.
    2. From the Type list, select CNAME.
    3. In the Content field, enter the contents of the Setup Wizard’s Destination / Target field from step 1.
    4. From the TTL (Time To Live) list, select 1 Hour.
    5. In the Priority field, enter 15.

      The CNAME record has been entered into the fields of the Add New DNS Record pane.

    6. Click Add DNS.

      The verification record is added to the DNS Record table.

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.



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