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Verify Your Domain for Google Workspace

 

To start using your domain for Google Workspace, you need to verify that you own the domain name. This process is required to ensure no one else can use your domain name with Google Workspace.

Before You Proceed

Make sure you have created your Google Workspace user already and assigned it as an admin. This is because the process will include logging in to your Google Workspace Admin console.

Step 1: Get The Needed Information

To verify your domain with Google, you need to get the verification record from your Google Workspace console and set it up on your domain's DNS record. Read and follow the next guides carefully to get your Google Workspace verification record and know where you can set it up.

A. Get your Google Workspace verification record.

  1. Log in to your Google Admin console.
  2. Locate the domain section and click VERIFY DOMAIN.
    Domain Section in Google Admin Console
  3. On the getting started page, click VERIFY.
    Google Workspace Startup Page
  4. On the next page, click the Or switch verification method link and select CNAME as verification method, then click CONTINUE.
    Google Workspace Domain Verification Method Selection
  5. Take note of the verification record: CNAME Label and CNAME Destination.
    Sample Google Workspace Domain Verification Code as CNAME

NOTE : Keep this page open. You need to go back here later after adding the CNAME record to your domain's DNS settings to complete the verification. If you've closed this page, you can repeat the steps to go back.

B. Know where you can add your Google Workspace verification record

  1. Check the current name servers connected to your domain name.
  2. Refer to the table below to know where you can put your Google Workspace verification record.
    Current Name Servers Where To Add The Verification Code
    ns1.crazydomains.com and ns2.crazydomains.com
    or
    ns1.dnspackage.com and ns2.dnspackage.com
    Select Crazy Domains' Account Manager DNS settings in Step 2.
    ns1.syrahost.com and ns2.syrahost.com If your domain is connected to our Linux Hosting, select cPanel DNS editor in Step 2.
    If your domain is connected to our Windows Hosting, select Plesk DNS settings in Step 2.
    External Name Servers (not ours) Select External Name Servers in Step 2.

Step 2: Add the verification record to your domain

Select one of the DNS zones below that corresponds to the name servers of your domain. See step 1 to learn more.

Account Manager DNS Settings

Add your Google Verification records in your Crazy Domains Account Manager DNS settings if the current name servers of your domain name are ns1.crazydomains.com and ns2.crazydomains.com; or ns1.dnspackage.com and ns2.dnspackage.com.

  1. Access the DNS settings of your domain in your Crazy Domains account manager.
  2. Add a new CNAME record.
  3. On the Sub Domain field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Label/Host verification record.
    DNS record

    Important : Do not include the domain name.

    For example: If your domain name is gws-kb.tech and your CNAME label is xxxxx.goog-test.reseller.com.gws-kb.tech, just enter the xxxxx.goog-test.reseller.com. Don't worry, your domain will be added to it automatically after saving the DNS settings.

  4. On the Alias For field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Destination/Target field verification record.
    DNS record
  5. Click Update and wait for the new record to fully work or resolve

cPanel DNS Editor

Add your Google Verification records in cPanel DNS Editor if the current name servers of your domain name are ns1.syrahost.com and ns2.syrahost.com and your domain name is connected to our Linux Hosting product.

  1. Go to your cPanel DNS editor.
  2. Add a new CNAME Record.
  3. On the Name field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Label/Host verification record.
  4. On the CNAME field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Destination/Target field verification record.
  5. Click Save Record and wait for it to fully work or resolve.

Plesk DNS Settings

Add your Google Verification records in Plesk DNS Settings if the current name servers of your domain name are ns1.syrahost.com and ns2.syrahost.com and your domain name is connected to our Windows Hosting product.

  1. Go to your Plesk DNS Settings.
  2. Add a new CNAME record.
  3. On the Domain name field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Label/Host verification record.

    Important : Do not include the domain name.

    For example: If your domain name is gws-kb.tech and your CNAME label is xxxxx.goog-test.reseller.com.gws-kb.tech, just enter the xxxxx.goog-test.reseller.com. Don't worry, your domain will be added to it automatically after saving the DNS settings.

  4. On the Canonical name field, enter your Google Workspace CNAME Destination/Target field verification record.
  5. Click OK and wait for it to fully work or resolve.

External Name Servers

If your domain name is connected to external name servers (not ours), contact the name server provider and provide your Google Workspace verification record to them, so they can update your domain's DNS settings.

Step 3: Complete Your Domain Verification

Tell Google that you have successfully added your verification record to your domain by doing the following steps:

  1. Repeat Step 1-A.
  2. When you get to the page where you can see your Google Workspace verification record, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Verify my domain.

    NOTE : If Google Workspace setup tool will through up some error message, wait for the new DNS records to fully work or resolve before you try again.

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