G Suite Setup Guide

A Complete step by step video guide for setting up G Suite with your domain following Google’s recommended best practices.

Author – Goldy Arora – G Suite Certified Administrator

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.
G Suite - Purchase Domain
Register-your-domain-with-G-Suite

2. G Suite Registeration

  • After purchasing the domain, now its time to register your domain with G Suite.
  • In this video, we will register our domain with G Suite step by step.

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.
G Suite Domain Verification
Create Users in G Suite

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.
G Suite Email Setup
G Suite SPF Record

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 you sent a specific email or someone is pretending to be you.
  • In this step by step video, I'll show you how to easily setup G Suite DKIM with your godaddy domain.