The very first thing any professional blogger should do is to setup a branded e-mail address which ending with their custom domain name. I know of quite a few blogger’s usually use Gmail or yahoo mail even if they have their own custom domain. For anyone who is a domain owner or blogger, it’s a great idea to use Google custom domain email like or, since it not just shows professionalism and reliability, in addition, it help make your email much more serious and genuine. There are plenty of web services on the web that one could use to create custom domain based email address, and among the most suitable choice is through the use of Google apps for business. Google Apps is no longer free, It’s charge $5 per user for one month and it also combines with all of Google services with single account. For any professional blogger and businesses, Google apps for businesses is a best choice.

In this article I will share the detailed guide for how to setup your Custom Domain Email ID using Google Apps.

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How to register at Google Apps:

Step 1 : Go to Google apps Sign up Page on here and then click Get started button this will takes you to next page and type your details for signing up.
Google Apps Signup page

Step 2 : Click on next, and around the next page you need to choice to buy a new domain name from Google or use any of your already existing domain. In case you have a own domain, select the option “Use a domain name I have already purchased” of course, if you have to buy a new domain name, select the second option.

Use custom domain email id

Step 3 : Click on “Accept and signup” and it’ll immediately redirect anyone to admin console of the recently created Google apps account. This is a screenshot of my Google apps admin console.

Google Apps Admin Console

Step 4: First thing which we need right here would be to verify domain ownership which can be done in many methods. The simplest and best way is by adding the meta tag into your website or blog, alternatively you can add Txt (Domain host or CNAME) record for verify domain ownership. I have added meta tag on my WordPress blog for verify my domain ownership.

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Verify Domain

Step 5 : Copy paste meta tag on your website and then click on “verify”.  Google is much smarter and detects your web host information’s and shows you something like ” Looks like your domain is hosted with Hostgator”.

MX records

Step 6 : Now you delete all the existing  MX records on your Hostgator or any other web host your using, and simply use MX provided on admin console of Google apps domain setup.

MX records for google

That’s is within 24 hours Google will check your MX records after which your custom email address activated. After you are activated go to Gmail and sign-in with your branded email address.

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I hope this article will help you to setup your custom domain email id with Google apps, If you found this article useful and informative do share on your social networks.