how to create a Workspace account with a new domain from google
Now we’re ready to register a domain and sign up for the free trial. Here’s where we begin.
I’m going to opt for the Business basic which will then present the screen shown below
I’ve already searched for a domain name and found that waxmeltpro.com is available. Which I
then adapted to create my business name.
If it’s just a trial run, 2-9 users, to be honest, as whatever we select can be changed
later, I don’t know why this is a feature. Even if I selected Just you, I
could still add users later.
Don’t forget to select your region before clicking the blue Next button.
Add the name of the company owner or the person in charge of the account, head of the IT
department for example. It’s important that you add a permanent email address
If you wish you can create a free personal Google account specifically for the job. Such as
Purchase a domain from Google
Because I don’t have a domain and want to register one with Google, I’m going to click No I need one.
In the next tab we input the name of the domain we want to register. Google will then check
to see if it's available.
I’ve already checked availability so I shouldn't have any problem.
The image above shows the domain is available and I can register it for £10.00. Clicking the Next next button leads me to a tab with input fields to add my business address.
If you run your business from home, your home address will do fine.
Adding your login username and password
After accepting or declining a couple of options, you arrive at the page to input your
username and password.
The username will be used to form your email address. You can use your first name, full
name, or any variation. If you’re going to be the chief admin of the account, you could
simply use admin
You can create more email addresses for yourself later, at no extra cost. So there’s no need
to worry about this too much.
Once you input a username the complete address will show.I’ve use admin as my username, in
this case my email will be email@example.com
I would choose a password of at least eight characters long. Once completed check the I’m not a robot filed, followed by the Agree and continue button.
Accessing your admin console
The next window will provide the option to sign in to the Admin console. But hold on a
while! This is not entirely correct. There’s a few more steps to go through, including
adding a payment method.
Mobile phone verification
During the first login process, you’ll be prompted for your phone number to receive a
The code you receive on your mobile will contain G- followed by six numbers i.e. G-123456.
Don’t include the G-. the input field will only accept six digits. Once you’ve done this,
accept the terms and conditions.
Even if you signed up for the Business basic plan, You may notice Google has kindly enrolled
you into the Business standard one. Don’t worry about this, we can easily change this later.
Add your payment details
The next window will allow you to confirm your business details and add a debit or credit
Once you’ve added a payment and clicked continue, where it says complete your domain
purchase, but this is wrong, it will require you to login before opening up the admin
console directly. So click Continue to admin console.
Continue in a new Chrome profile
In the top right of your admin you may be prompted to create a new Chrome profile. This is
very useful for having multiple Google accounts open at the same time, each with its own
You can do this now or later, as explained in the create multiple Chrome profiles guide. Clicking yes will open your console up in a new browser, and is slightly quicker than
the other way.
Once your new browser opens, you’ll see the option to customise your new browser. This guide
explains how to do it.
How to access the full range of Google apps
That’s the business account set up. I’ll cover the admin console in the next guide, but I’m
not going to leave you without first showing you how to access your email account,
Clicking the nine dot icon in the right will give you direct access to the full range of
For future reference: if you scroll towards the bottom of the app icons listing, you’ll see
the Admin icon. This takes you to the admin panel but you’ll have to sign in first.
Note these app icons can be dragged and dropped to put your most popular nearer the top. For
now, click the gmail icon. I’ll leave you to work your way through the various prompts until
you eventually arrive at your inbox.
Next we’ll take a look inside the admin area, where we’ll see how to create separate areas
for each department.
In the next guide we’ll be having a look at the admin panel, where, as well as creating
organisational units and groups, I’ll explain how to upgrade, downgrade, and delete a