Google Workspace: Domain registered with Namecheap ownership validation

Verifying a new domain for Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite)
Configuring Google Workspace for the domain that was already verified

Verifying a new domain for Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite)

In order to associate your domain name purchased from Namecheap and pointed to our BasicDNS, PremiumDNS, or FreeDNS with your Google Workspace account, you need to verify domain ownership first.

This can be done via Google Admin Console. Please note that if your domain is pointed to a third-party DNS, host records for ownership verification should be created on the side of your DNS provider.

Please follow the steps below to have the domain verified with Google Workspace:

1. Sign in to the Google Admin Console of your Google Workspace account. If you're doing this the first time, you'll need to accept Google Workspace Terms of Service. Once you're in, click on the Verify Domain link at the top of the page or inside the red alert section:

2. Click on the Next button in the window that appears:

3. Select the Verify option:

4. Hit the Continue button:

5. On the next page, there will be a verification record for your domain (it starts with "google-site-verification=") listed in a special field. Please copy its value:

6. Then, go to your Namecheap account > Domain List > Manage > Advanced DNS > Host Records > Add New Record > TXT Record to set it up. You can follow the instructions by Google provided on the verification page or check the "How do I add TXT/SPF/DKIM/DMARC records for my domain?" article.

Once the record is added, save your changes:

7. Let's also set up your email on this page. Scroll a bit to the Mail Settings section > select Gmail > Save Changes:

Wait a few minutes for the changes to be accepted. The recommended time to wait is 30 minutes.

8. After that, please get back to your Google Workspace account and click on the Verify my domain button at the very bottom:

9. Wait until the verification process is finished:

If your settings have been verified, you'll get the following message:

That's it!

Configuring Google Workspace for the domain that was already verified

If you had a domain added to your Google Workspace account, but some settings have been changed for it, the only thing you need to do to run the email service again is to set up MX records on your domain's side.

In this case, start the setup from the step where you select Gmail in the Mail Settings section.

NOTE: Customers who subscribe to Google Workspace after April 2023 can use one MX record. You can use the 5 MX records that are set automatically by selecting the Gmail option or select 'Custom MX' and add the one shown below:

Type: MX Record | Host: @ | Value: SMTP.GOOGLE.COM | Priority: 1 | TTL: Automatic

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team. We are available 24/7 for you.

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