G Suite Setup Guide
A Complete step by step video guide for G Suite setup with your domain following Google’s recommended best practices.
Author – Goldy Arora – G Suite Certified Consultant
1. Purchase Domain
- We will begin our G Suite setup by purchasing a domain from Godaddy which we'll be then registering with G Suite.
- Though I assume you already have a domain, and if thats the case, simply move to the next step below.
- But just in case if you haven't purchased your domain yet, click on the video button below to see the step by step tutorial.
3. Domain Verification
- Google will only allow us to use its G Suite email and collaboration services after we verify that we own the registered domain.
- Google does it avoid abuse of its system, and to ensure only proven domain owners can do G Suite setup and use provided services.
- In this video, I'll show you how to verify your domain ownership to Google in an easy way.
4. Create Users & Groups
- Before we set up our emails to start coming to Gmail, we first need to create all the required users & groups in G Suite.
- There are multiple methods to create users in G Suite such as manually, in bulk via csv, directory sync, API etc.
- In this video, I'll show you how to create users manually (one by one) and in bulk via uploading csv file.
- To let our emails start landing into our newly created Gmail boxes, we need to either create OR change MX Records.
- MX Record is a DNS record which contains the address/es of your email servers (in our case Google mail servers).
- In this step by step video, I'll show you how to create G Suite MX Records in your DNS.
6. SPF Record Setup
- SPF Record stands for "Senders Policy Framework", where you authorize certain mail servers to send emails on behalf of your domain.
- This is optional, but highly recommended as per Google's best recommended practices.
- In this step by step video, I'll show you how to easily create G Suite SPF Records in your DNS.
7. G Suite DKIM Setup
- DKIM stands for "Domain Key Identified Mail", and Google highly recommends to set this up to make your G Suite Setup secure.
- DKIM Setup provides an option to your recipients to figure out whether email comes from your domain or a forged one .
- In this step by step video, I'll show you how to easily setup G Suite DKIM with your godaddy domain.
8. Brand G Suite as Yours
- G Suite offers you a way to upload your own business logo and personalize your users experience.
- In this video, I will show you how to upload your business logo correctly so it appears on all your G Suite services.
9. TimeZone & Language
- Provide rich experience to your G Suite users right from their first login by setting up default language and timezone
- Your users can change this setting based on their requirement or preference right from their Gmail and Calendar settings.
- In this video, You will learn how to set default language and timezone in G Suite
10. Brand Access URLs
- You can brand G Suite services access URL to make it easy for your users to login to G Suite services.
- In this video, I will show you how to customize the way your users access & login to G Suite (Google Apps).