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Verify your domain for G Suite

Why verify?

Before using G Suite, you must verify that you own your domain. A domain is an online address for your business; for example, yourbusiness.com. Verifying your domain prevents unauthorized use of your domain for online services or sending email that appear to come from your business.

Note: If you purchased your domain when you signed up for G Suite, you don’t need to verify.

How does it it work?

In the G Suite Setup Wizard, we’ll give you a unique verification record to add to your domain settings. You’ll need to sign in separately with your domain host to add this record. If you’re not sure who your host is, you can identify your domain host.

When we see that the record has been added, your domain ownership is confirmed.

We’ll walk you through every step, but at any time, you can contact a G Suite support specialist for help.

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We recommend using a TXT record to verify your domain.

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Some domain hosts don’t allow you to edit TXT records. If you can't use this method, try one of these:

Get help

If you’re having problems signing in to your domain host or adding your verification record, contact your domain host’s support team.

For other questions, contact the G Suite support team. 24/7 support is included with your account.

Questions?

Is my domain verified?
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To check if your domain has been verified:
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Add/remove domains.
    • If you see your domain information displayed, your domain is verified.
    • If you see Activate domain next to you domain name, click the link and follow the verification instructions.
When should I verify my domain?

Verify your domain as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can’t use G Suite services, such as Gmail. Verifying your domain doesn’t affect your email or website.

If you don't verify within a few days before the end of your free trial period, your account will be canceled and you’ll need to sign up again.

How long does verification take?

Adding your G Suite verification record takes about 10 minutes. It can take up to 1 hour for us to confirm you added the record, but it usually happens quickly.

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