Add the Secondary Domain for Google Apps Free account no longer works

Google Apps also know as G Suite account has always been a point of interest among all webmasters and website owners, as it allows users to have custom branded email id like contact@yourdomainname.com for free of cost. Unfortunately, from December 6, 2012, mother Google has stopped providing this free service. Not yet, from December 18, 2018, Google has stopped supporting change the primary domain for G Suite Legacy account too (As we already write in https://panji.prabowo.id/change-the-primary-domain-for-google-apps-legacy-account-no-longer-to-working/ ).

And now, Google doesn’t stop that because they are evil, from January 17, 2020, adding the secondary domain for Google Apps Free account no longer working. The most shocking thing is Google has released this patch so quietly that almost no one has noticed this change. Google just added new conditions to their “Upgrade from G Suite legacy free edition” help article. We can’t return back to the legacy-free edition of G Suite if we changed or renamed the primary domain or we upgraded to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, or G Suite Enterprise.

But as we all know in the tech world, this never stopped geeks to find a way around to allow you to be able to send/receive emails with your own domain for Google Apps Free / G Suite legacy account. We will add your domain as alias domain within their Google Apps a.k.a G Suite legacy account with some tweak on Gmail Apps to allow you send/receive emails with your own domain. I know this sounds very tempting and somewhat unbelievable, but it is true.

So when you purchasing Google Apps Free / G Suite legacy-free account, we will set up your domain as alias domain and you will be able to send/receive emails on it. You get Super Admin access, primary domain own and full control over the account. With a one-time small fee and no recurring cost, you will be saving up to thousands of dollars per year.

What is an Alias Domain in Google Apps / G Suite?

A domain alias is a domain name that can be used as an alternate name for another domain. With G Suite, domain aliases can give users an email address at another domain.  For example, adding the domain solarmora.com as an alias to example.com, gives bob@example.com another email address at bob@solarmora.com.

What is the Primary Domain in Google Apps / G Suite?

  1. When we signed up for a G Suite (formally Google Apps) account before December 6, 2012, we provide an Internet domain name that becomes the primary domain associated with the G Suite account. Since December 18, 2018, Google doesn’t allow to change this domain to your own domain. And from January 17. 2020, Google doesn’t allow to add the secondary domain to this account. So your domain will be added as the alias domain.
  2. The primary domain is expired and available to register. We recommend you to register the original/primary domain to keep your full control right. (You can register the original/primary domain with any Domain Registrar likes Godaddy, Namecheap, Name.com … So the pricing will depend on your selected domain registrar).
  3. The primary domain is a less meaningful domain in .com .net .org .info extension. It will be selected randomly by our technician.

So, how does it works and what is the procedure now?

  1. You will order the plan you would like to purchase on the website (bdgdigital.com).
  2. If you want to set up by yourself, we will send you an email with the Google Apps Free admin account information. We also give you the instruction to add your domain as alias domain and send/receive emails with your own domain. This email will be sent to your email address that registered on our website.
  3. If you can’t do the setup by yourself, we will send you an email to verify the domain name (DNS TXT or CNAME record). This email will be sent to your registered email address also. After you’re done with the changes requested, we will add your domain as alias domain setup and send you the super admin credentials. We also give you the instruction to send/receive emails with your own domain.
  4. Now you will be able to send/receive emails on your domain name.
  5. But remember, you need to register or transfer the original/primary domain to keep your full control right. (You can register the original/primary domain with any Domain Registrar likes Godaddy, Qwords, Rumahweb …). And when login to the Google account, you will use the primary domain.

Can I use my own domain as the primary domain or secondary (additional) domain?

No, you can’t. It will be added as the alias domain.

You will be asked for a domain name you wish to use as an alias domain upon ordering. We will then set up that domain as the alias domain of the account for you. We will also tell you the primary domain name and you will need to register or transfer this domain to keep your full control right. (You can register the original/primary domain with any Domain Registrar likes Godaddy, Namecheap, Name.com …). Of course, If you can do the domain setup by yourself, we will give you the instruction to add your domain as alias domain and send/receive emails with your own domain.

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