Sunday, August 30, 2015

How to Manage My Google Domain (6 Steps)

Sign up for a Google Apps account by clicking on the link in Resources, then click 'Get Started.' Enter your domain, or choose to purchase a new one. Follow the signup process through creating a username, setting a password, entering contact information and accepting the terms and conditions.
Activate your account by verifying domain ownership. Log in with your new account, and click 'Activate Google Apps' in your control panel. Choose between creating a CNAME record and uploading an HTML file, and follow the instructions. Once you have completed the process, click 'Verify' on the control panel to finish activation.
Create user accounts for each employee or email address you wish to set up by logging in to your control panel and selecting the 'Users and Groups' tab. Click 'Create New Users,' and enter the required information. Multiple users can be added at once by uploading a CSV file.
Update your MX records to direct your Email traffic to the Google servers. The process to update DNS records varies based on your host; log in to your hosting service or domain name provider, and search for DNS settings. Set your MX record to 'ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM' with a priority of '1.'
Set up custom URLs for each of the Google Apps by entering CNAME records for each service. To set up a custom URL for Email, click on 'Email' on the control panel. Click 'Change URL' in the 'Web Address' section at the top of the page. Enter your desired Web address, and click 'Continue.' Create a CNAME record for this new address by editing the DNS settings the same way you changed the MX record. Repeat this process for the remaining services.
Configure additional settings using your control panel. Easily enable or disable and change preferences to features including Calendars, Contacts, Docs and Sites.
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