The help files on 123-Reg I suspect are about 5 years out of date so while Google Apps says “Paste this code in a text file against your DNS entry” we mere mortals just sit looking at our screens with a slight tear streaking down our face. Having spent an hour searching the web I managed to work it out from a hint on a forum that mentioned the @ sign and a site that talked about the verification process with some obscure domain name registration company.
While at the Wolves Lug meeting I relayed my tale of whoa to the guys and how I resolved the task Dave Morely said “I take it you’ve documented the process?” Erm Ooh.
So folks here’s a fast and furious guide;
First step is get the verification code from the set-up within Google apps (Do not close the window/browser as you’ll need to come back to G Apps) from another browser tab or new window access your 123-Reg control panel. Go to ‘Manage DNS’ scroll down to the ‘A, CNAME and TXT records’ section, now you will see two boxes with a drop down menu in the middle. Change the drop down to TXT.
In the left box type the @ sign, in the right box paste the code from Google Apps verification it should look similar to this.