How do I verify my domain for Google apps?

This article will show you how to set up the required TXT record needed to verify your domain.

Once you have signed up for Google Apps, you will be asked to verify the domain name you used to register with.

Before you start though, you’ll first need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, any configurations you’ve made to the DNS through our Control Panel will not take effect.

You will need to set your DNS at your nameserver provider. For more information on how to do this, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver changes to become active.

Once you’ve done this, simply follow these instructions:

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Sign in to your Google Admin console.


Step 2 of 9

Open the setup tool and select Verify.

Select Verify


Step 3 of 9

On the next page, you’ll be told that you can verify your domain with a TXT record. Simply click Continue to proceed.

Choose TXT


Step 4 of 9

Here you will see your unique verification code. Make a note of it or select the Copy link.

Copy verification code


Step 5 of 9

Once done, log in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.


Step 6 of 9

From there, select Domain Names within the ‘Manage active products’ section.

Next, choose your domain name from the provided list and then select Manage.

Manage Domain Names


Step 7 of 9

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.

Click Manage DNS


Step 8 of 9

Select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.

Select Advanced DNS


Step 9 of 9

On the next page, create a new record with the following information:

  • In the Type field, select TXT/SPF from the drop-down list
  • In the Hostname field, enter an @ symbol
  • In the Destination TXT/SPF field, enter your Google verification code that you received

Once done, click Add to save your new record.

Enter details

Please note: it will take between 4-8 hours for any DNS records to become active, provided you didn’t also change the nameservers.