Add multiple domains or domain aliases

For your G Suite or Cloud Identity account

If you own another domain, you can add it to your G Suite or Cloud Identity account. For example, you manage multiple businesses or brands, each with their own domain. Depending on your needs, you add a domain as a domain alias or a secondary domain.

Give users an email address at the other domain OR      Manage separate teams of users or businesses at different domains
   
Each user gets an email address at both your primary domain and domain alias Each of your domains has a different set of users
A user can send and receive email from either address  A user gets a G Suite account, email address, and mailbox for their domain
No extra cost per user  Pay for each user account that you add to your secondary domain
Follow the steps below to Add a domain alias Follow the steps below to Add secondary domain

Add a domain alias to your account

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.Sign in using an administrator account, not your current account rcmaditya@gmail.com
  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domainsand thenManage domains.
  3. In Manage domains, click Add domain alias. 

    Note: If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, the “Add a domain” option isn’t available. 

    To add a domain alias to a secondary domain, use the Directory API.
  4. Enter the name of the domain.
    If you recently removed the domain from your G Suite Account, you need to wait up to 24 hours before adding the domain. Check troubleshooting tips.
  5. Click Continue and verify domain ownership
    Follow the instructions to verify that you own the domain. For help, contact your domain host or G Suite Support.
  6. Click Verify and continue to set up email delivery.
  7. Update the domain’s MX records to set up Gmail for your domain alias.
  8. Click I have completed these steps
    It might take from 48 to 72 hours for your domain to be verified and email set up, depending on your domain host. For large organizations: It can take more than 24 hours after verification for all users and groups to receive their alias email addresses.

Use your domain alias

Once your domain is active, you can start using your domain alias. 

Tip: Share the instructions with your G Suite users.

Receive messages

Messages sent to your alias address automatically arrive in your inbox. To test, send a message from another account (not your G Suite account) to your new alias.

If you don’t receive the test message within 48-72 hours, contact your domain host. They can check whether your domain verification and MX records (for email) are set up correctly. 

Send messages from your alias address

To send message, add your alias address to your Gmail account.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  4. In the “Send mail as” section, click Add another email address.
  5. Enter your name and your alias address.
  6. Check the Treat as an alias box.
  7. Click Next Step and follow the confirmation steps.

When you send a message in Gmail, click From "" to select an address.

Send from alias

How your primary email address and alias work together

  • You sign in your G Suite account with your email address.
  • You can create documents and files only with your email address
  • People can share files with either your email address or alias.
  • Google Calendar invites and sharing invites are sent only from your email address.

Add a secondary domain to your account

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.Sign in using an administrator account, not your current account rcmaditya@gmail.com
  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domainsand thenManage domains.
  3. In Manage domains, click Add a domain. 

    Note: If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, the “Add a domain” option isn’t available. 
  4. Enter the name of the domain.
    If you recently removed the domain from your G Suite Account, you need to wait up to 24 hours before adding the domain. Check troubleshooting tips.
  5. Click Continue and verify domain ownership
    Follow the instructions to verify that you own the domain. For help, contact your domain host (typically where you purchased your domain) or G Suite Support.
  6. Click Verify and continue to set up email delivery.
  7. Update the domain’s MX records to set up Gmail for your secondary domain.
  8. Click I have completed these steps.

Use your secondary domain

Once your secondary domain is active:

  1. In the Admin console, add new user accounts to your secondary domain.
  2. At the right of the @ sign, click the Down arrow ""and select the user’s domain.

We recommend reviewing Limitations with multiple domains for help with managing users accounts.


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