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:

Step 1 of 10

Sign in to your Google Admin console.


Step 2 of 10

Open the setup tool and select Verify.

Select Verify


Step 3 of 10

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 10

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

Copy verification code


Step 5 of 10

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


Step 6 of 10

Next, select Manage All opposite Domains within the ‘All Products and Services’ section.

Step 7 of 10

You will now see a complete list of your purchased domain names. Select the domain you want to update from the provided list.

If you can’t find your domain in this list, you may be able to find it on the Domain Name Overview page within our legacy Control Panel. For more details on this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

Select Domain

Step 8 of 10

If you’re using our current Control Panel, select DNS in the navbar and continue to step 10.

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, select Manage DNS within the Advanced Domain Settings section.

Step 9 of 10

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.

Step 10 of 10

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

  1. Type: select TXT/SPF from the list
  2. Name/Hostname: enter an @ symbol
  3. Value/Destination TXT/SPF: enter the Google verification code that you received

Once done, click Add or Save to complete the process.

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any DNS records to become active, provided you didn’t also change the nameservers.