How to add Google Workspace DNS Records


How to add GSuite DNS Records

Before you start: Setting up your Google email requires making DNS changes. These normally take between 1-4 hours to take effect, however they can take up to 24 hours in some cases.

When setting up your Google email, you will be asked how you want to verify your domain. First, go and check your domain's Nameservers. Make sure they are the same as our Nameservers. If they aren't, then these instructions may not be relevant to you and you will need to speak with your domain registrar to find out who hosts your domain.

Step 1 - When you see the below screen, click (1) choose a different method then select (2) add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME).


Step 2 - After you get the below screen, log into cPanel in a separate window (keep the Google setup window open), go back to the Google window and click on I have successfully logged in.


You will then see instructions to add a TXT record.


Step 3 - In cPanel, click on the Zone Editor icon.


Step 4 - Click on Manage.


Step 5 - Click Add Record then Add TXT Record.


Step 6 - Add the TXT Data in and click Add Record. Note that the records can take between 15min and 4hrs to become live.


Step 7 - In the Google window, click I saved the TXT verification record.


Click I have opened the control panel for my domain.


You will now see this screen:


Step 8 - Go back to the cPanel page and click MX, then Delete the current records.


Step 9 - Go back to the Google window and click I have deleted existing MX records. You will now see this screen.


Step 10 - Go back into cPanel and click Domains.

Step 11 - Add all the records, one at a time. You only need to worry about the Priority and Value | Destination fields.



Values for G Suite MX records:
Name/Host/AliasTime to Live (TTL*)Record TypePriorityValue/Answer/Destination
@ or leave blank3600MX1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Once complete the records should look like this in the Manage section (the order doesn't matter as long as all records are there)


Step 12 - Go back to the Google window and click I created the new MX records. You will see this screen.


Step 13 - Click I saved the MX records and in the following screen click Verify Domain and set up Email.


You will see this screen.


This screen just checks periodically if the MX records have propagated. You can also us to check propagation - enter in your domain name and search for the new MX records.

Step 14 - Finally, we need to add Google's SPF record. Go into the main cPanel screen and click Authentication.


Step 15 - Under Include List, click Add, add and click OK.


Finally, click update down the bottom of the page.


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