I own a domain name and have been using it for email, hosted through a friend's company, for the past years or so. I'm attempting to switch over to Google's hosting (Google Apps for your Domain) and have been at it most of this week, but things haven't switched over yet.
What I've done so far:
- Switched the primary DNS server from my friend's to my registrar's (000domains; I own & have primary control over the domain registration)
- Added the Google verification code to a TXT record
- Removed my friend's mail server from the MX record and added MX records for Google's server
I completed steps 1 & 2 the night of July 3rd, and Google picked up that change sometime overnight. At this point, I completed step 3, so we're now 48 hours post-change. Yet when I look up the MX record via dig (
dig @fwns01.000domains.com MX DOMAIN) I still get the MX records for my friend's server. I have verified (many times) in the 000domains control panel that the MX records are set up properly there.
I know that at some point the MX record should be removed from my friend's DNS server, but he's very slow to respond lately so this may take a few more days. I'm still getting email to the old server, so nothing is being lost, but I really want to get this finished. What else can I do, or what steps have I missed, to make this switch complete?