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I have already installed Google Apps on my domain beaumet.fr, everything works fine.

But I encountered a problem when I tried to add the domain beaumet.me as a domain alias.

I followed Google instructions and added the following MX Records in my zone file:

@ 28800 IN MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 
@ 28800 IN MX 3 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 
@ 28800 IN MX 3 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 
@ 28800 IN MX 5 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 
@ 28800 IN MX 5 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 

Then I clicked :

I have completed these steps

I got the message MX records setup validation in progress... for two days, then the validation failed.

How can I fix this problem?

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You're trying to change the top level domain. I don't think that is possible. –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra May 24 '13 at 10:03
    
productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/apps/u0DZv3hpee8/… check this once might be helpful –  BlueBerry - vignesh4303 May 24 '13 at 10:58
    
@vignesh4303 lateron in the discussion, people still face problems.... –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra May 24 '13 at 12:05
    
@JacobJanTuinstra I'm aware I can't change the top level domain and this isn't what I'm trying to do. I just want to add a domain alias. –  aymericbeaumet May 24 '13 at 12:10
    
Do you own the beaumet.me? –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra May 24 '13 at 12:15

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I contacted Google Apps, this is apparently a known bug. The validation seems to fail. Actually, it fails in all cases. So this is not a relevant indicator.

If you can send and receive emails from your domain alias, the validation has succeeded.

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What worked for me was:

  1. Set MX records TTL to 5 minutes.

  2. Check if I have a naked domain (eg example.com) with no A record, or a CNAME.

Naked domains must have an A record to work normally.

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