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Google Domains - Setting up a dedicated IP in Brevo

In this article, we will explain how to set up a dedicated IP in Brevo if you are hosting your domain on Google Domains.

Before you start

  • This article is only relevant if your account has been assigned a dedicated IP. To learn more about the pros and cons of getting a dedicated IP, check out our dedicated article Differences between shared and dedicated IPs.

⚠️ Part 1: Setup prerequisite

We highly recommend creating a new subdomain on your main domain that you will associate with your dedicated IP. 

❗️ Important
This new subdomain should only be dedicated to sending your emails on Brevo and shouldn't already be in use for something else.In other words, it should not be your website's main domain or a subdomain used for your webmail or messaging service. For instance, if your website is hosted at yoursite.com, you could go for news.yoursite.comcontact.yoursite.com, or another subdomain of your choosing, provided that it will not be used for anything other than Brevo.

⚙️ Part 2: Configure the dedicated IP

Once you have purchased a dedicated IP from your My Plan page, you now need to associate your domain with your dedicated IP to be able to use it and authenticate your domain:

  1. Click your name on the top-right side of the screen.
  2. Access Senders & IP.
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  3. Click the Dedicated IPs section.
  4. Click Associate a domain under the dedicated IP address you want to associate.
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  5. Enter the Domain name to associate with your dedicated IP.
    ❗️ Important
    This new domain should only be dedicated to sending your emails on Brevo and shouldn't already be used for something else. In other words, it should not be your website's main domain or a domain used for your webmail or messaging service. 
    To make sure your brand is recognizable, this new domain should be as similar to your original domain as possible. For example, if your main domain is yoursite.com, check whether yoursite.net is available; if not, you could consider something like yoursite-newsletter.comor another domain of your choosing, provided that it will not be used for anything other than Brevo.

The necessary DNS records that will help you associate your domain to your dedicated IP now display. You have to choose which method you want to use to associate your domain to your dedicated IP ⬇️.

🚀 Part 3: Choose a method to associate your domain to your dedicated IP

Choose between one of those two methods to set up your dedicated IP in Brevo:

SimpleAdvanced

Point a new subdomain to our NS servers

The Simple method is recommended if you use the domain you will associate with this IP only for the sending of emails with Brevo. This method allows you to implement all the records and authentication protocols by setting up two NS records on your web host. We recommend you use this method, as it means that the records on your subdomain will be maintained and continuously updated.

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  1. Open a new window in your navigator and log into your Google Domains account.
  2. Select your domain.
  3. In the sidebar menu, select DNS.
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  4. Click Manage custom records.
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  5. To add your first NS record, click Create new record at the bottom of the section.
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  6. Enter the following information:
    • Host name: your subdomain (without the domain name)
    • Type: NS
    • TTL: leave as is
    • Data: ns1.brevo.com
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  7. Click Save.
  8. To add your second NS record, click Create new record at the bottom of the section.
  9. Enter the following information:
    • Host name: your subdomain (without the domain name)
    • Type: NS
    • TTL: leave as is
    • Data: ns2.brevo.com
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  10. Click Save.
    ❗️ Important
    It may take up to 24-48 hours for DNS changes to propagate fully.
  11. Go back to Brevo and click Verify and associate.


Your dedicated IP is now active!

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⏩ What's next?

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