How to verify you domain in Google Workspace
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You need to verify your domain in Google Workspace.
- Admin console
- Google Workspace setup
- Step 1. Get your verification code from Google Workspace.
- Open the Google Workspace setup tool.
- Click Continue to verify your domain with a TXT record.
- Look for your verification code in the setup tool and click Copy.
- Step 2. Go to your domain's DNS records.
- In a second browser window or tab, sign in to your domain host account. For details, go to identify your domain host.
- Go to your domain's DNS records. The page might be called something like DNS Management, Name Server Management, Control Panel, or Advanced Settings.
- Select the option to add a record.
- Step 3. Add the verification record to your domain host.
- For the record type, select TXT.
- In the Name/Host/Alias field, enter "@" or leave it blank.
- In the Time to Live (TTL) field, enter 86400 or leave the default.
- In the Value/Answer/Destination field, paste the verification record you copied in step 1.
- Save the record.
- Your host might require you to enter a domain, which looks like example.com, into this field. Your other DNS records might indicate what you should enter.
- Note: If you see a warning message about changing your DNS settings, ignore it. Adding the TXT record won't damage your website or DNS settings.
- Step 4. Tell Google Workspace to check your verification code.
- Return to the browser tab where you have the Google Workspace setup tool open. (You can reopen the tool if you close it.)
- On the page where you copied your verification code, scroll to the bottom 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.
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Last updated 2023-10-13 UTC.
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