Setup Google App Email

Max cannot bear the poor service of Yahoo Small Business any more. One day, he decided to give up his web hosting at Yahoo and transfer his domain to www.namecheap.com to setup free google App Email.

Transfer domain to www.namecheap.com. Follow the steps of "Transfer Process". Two things are important related with your current registrar:
  1. You need to unlock your domain
  2. You need to input EPP Key (Authorization Key) of the domain.
1) Domain transfer: For Yahoo Small business, you can find both of them at "Domain control panel".  In the end, you will be informed by email to approve the transfer. The completion of transfer takes maxiaml 5 days.
According to ICANN's 'Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars' (http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-en.htm), losing registrar has 5 days to release the domain, from the moment they get transfer out notification.
2) Change DNS server: Use the DNS server of NameCheap. By select "Transfer DNS to NameCheap".
3) Create a Google App Standard edition using your domain. It is simple.
4) Verify the domain ownership.There are two ways:
  1. Change domain CNAME record 
Because Max has no webhost but only domain, he can only verify the ownership by changing CNAME record. At NameCheap, Select your domain->All Host Record. Set the subdomain record as screenshot:

5) Test: Open your webmail at "mail.mydomain.com" and try to send a email to yourself to check if it works.
6) Don't forget to cancel the service of your old privider. Try to get refund. Yahoo has 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.


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