Adding multiple domains

googleOnce you have your domain set up to use G Suite, you can start to add other domains. This article describes the process.


Secondary domains or domain aliases

With domain aliases, all of your users can have a matching email account in the additional domain. Here is an example:

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However when you add a secondary domain, you can independently add separate accounts for each domain.

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Note that the Legacy Free edition of G Suite, only allows domain aliases.

 

Add a secondary domain

To add a secondary domain, start by logging on with an admin account.

  1. Go to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Domains.
  3. Click Manage domains.
  4. Click Add a domain.
  5. Enter the name of the domain (e.g. myotherdomain.org).
  6. Click CONTINUE AND VERIFY DOMAIN OWNERSHIP.
  7. Click CONTINUE, to verify your domain with a TXT record.
  8. Copy the TXT record presented.
  9. Add a TXT DNS record for your new domain (typically done in cPanel > Advanced DNS Zone Editor).
    1. Name: myotherdomain.org
    2. TTL: 86400 (24hrs)
    3. Type: TXT
    4. TXT Data: google-site-verification=abcDeFghijklmnopqrst-12345678910111213
    5. Click Add Record
  10. Click the VERIFY MY DOMAIN button.

All being well, your domain will be successfully verified, and you'll be returned to the Manage domains screen.

 

MX records

You will now need to update your domain's MX records.

  1. Hover on your newly verified domain and click Set up Google MX records.
  2. Tick both checkboxes to indicate that you're ready to set up MX records, and click CONTINUE.
  3. Add the following MX records to your domain (typically done in cPanel > MX entry).
  4. After you've added the MX records, you can click the ACTIVATE GMAIL button.

Note that may need to remove any existing records first.

 PRIORITY DESTINATION
1 aspmx.l.google.com
5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com
5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com
10 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com
10 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com

 

User accounts

Now that you've completed the above tasks, you will be able to add new user accounts in the usual way, and all you have to do is select the new domain.

 

Domain aliases

Adding domain aliases is a similar process.

To add a domain alias, start by logging on with an admin account.

  1. Go to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Domains.
  3. Click Manage domains.
  4. Click Add a domain alias.
  5. Enter the name of the domain (e.g. myotherdomain.org).
  6. Click CONTINUE AND VERIFY DOMAIN OWNERSHIP.
  7. Click CONTINUE, to verify your domain with a TXT record.
  8. Copy the TXT record presented.
  9. Add a TXT DNS record for your new domain (typically done in cPanel > Advanced DNS Zone Editor).
    1. Name: myotherdomain.org
    2. TTL: 86400 (24hrs)
    3. Type: TXT
    4. TXT Data: google-site-verification=abcDeFghijklmnopqrst-12345678910111213
    5. Click Add Record
  10. Click the VERIFY MY DOMAIN button.

Hopefully, your domain will be successfully verified, and you'll be returned to the Manage domains screen. Now whenever an email is sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., it will arrive in the inbox for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you want to send using @myotherdomain.org do the following:

  1. Log into your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. inbox.
  2. Click the cog top-right.
  3. Click See all settings.
  4. Select the Accounts tab.
  5. In the Send mail as: section, click Add another email address.
  6. Enter your Name and Email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  7. Click Next Step.

You should now be able to send from your @myotherdomain.org email address.

 

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