Before using Google Workspace, you must verify that you own your domain. A domain is what comes after the “www.” in web addresses. For example, this could be your organization’s name, followed by “.com” or “.org”, such as yourbusiness.com or yourschool.org.
The reason you have to verify that you own your domain is to ensure that no one else is trying to use your domain and your Google service without your permission (to send emails, for example). After you verify your domain, you can start using Google Workspace services.
- If you bought your domain from a Google partner when you signed up for Google Workspace, your domain has already been verified.
- If you’re verifying your domain Essentials edition, go here instead.
How to verify your domain ?
Use our step-by-step instructions to verify your domain based on your domain host. A domain host is an internet service that manages your domain name (GoDaddy™, enom®, DreamHost®, and 1&1℠, to name a few examples).
SEE THE VERIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR DOMAIN HOST
If you aren’t sure who your domain host is—You can get help identifying your domain host or find generic steps if your host isn’t listed. These options will lead you to the same outcome.
If you purchased your domain through Google—Your domain will be automatically verified and there are no further steps needed.