If you use Google Apps with a registered domain in Hover, Google will require you to verify your domain ownership by creating a CNAME or TXT record. This tutorial will show you how to use your Hover domain name with Google Apps.
Click here to review instructions from Google for setting up a custom web address in your Google Apps account. For information on different domain verification options, click here.
Please note that changes to your DNS records can take up to 24 hours to propagate throughout the Internet.
To customize your domain's DNS records for Google Apps verification, complete the following steps:
If you have more then one domain name in your Hover.com account, click on the domain name that you are using with Google Apps to take you to the Domain Details page.
Under Domain Details, check your nameservers to make sure they are pointed at ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com. If you need help changing your nameservers, click here for a tutorial.
Click on the DNS tab.
Click on Add New.
CNAME Record Verification (skip to step 8 if you are using a TXT record to verify your domain)
Click here for a CNAME verification tutorial from Google.
To verify your domain using a CNAME record, enter your domain verification string in the Hostname field, select CNAME from the Record Type drop-down list, type google.com in the Target Host field and then click Save.
The new CNAME record will be listed in your DNS records, as pictured below.
TXT Record Verification
Click here for a TXT verification tutorial from Google.
Domain verification using a TXT record is completed by creating a TXT record that contains your domain's Google Apps security token. Your token will be a is a 68-character string that begins with google-site-verification, provided to you by Google Apps in the domain verification instructions within your Google Apps control panel.
To verify your domain using a TXT record, select TXT from the Record Type drop-down list, enter @ in the Hostname field, and then enter your verification string in the Value field. Click Save.
DNS records for Google Apps mail
To use Google Apps for your email, a CNAME record and five MX records need to be added, as listed below:
Google mail CNAME record:
Your URL prefix Example: mail
Google MX Records:
Editing an existing "mail" CNAME
To edit an existing CNAME record to use Google Apps mail, mouseover the mail CNAME record and click on edit DNS.
Enter ghs.googlehosted.com in the Target Host text box and click Save.
Editing MX Records
To edit an existing MX record to use Google Apps mail, mouseover the MX record and click on edit DNS
Enter the priority in the first text field and the target host in the second text field and then click Save.
Pictured below are how the MX records for Google Apps mail will appear in your DNS records after being added.