Up: DNS

Verifying a Domain with Google

Using Google’s Search Console requires verifying that you own a domain. Before starting, check the DNS settings for your domain. If you use our name servers, we can help with verifying a domain. If you use other name servers, you should contact your web host and/or DNS provider to check what methods of verification they support.

These steps will work if you use our name servers:

  1. Log into your Google account
  2. Go to https://search.google.com/search-console/welcome
  3. Select Domain as the property type
  4. Enter the domain without www. in the front, and select Continue
  5. Google will display some text that starts with google-site-verification= and is followed by a string of characters. Copy that text.
  6. Log into our Domain Name Management System
  7. Select the domain to update
  8. Select Domain Address Settings
  9. If Custom DNS is already on for your domain, you can skip this step.
    If you are turning on Custom DNS, read the warning, read it, agree to the Terms of Service, and select Enable
  10. Select TXT from the Add New Record menu
  11. Enter @ as the host name and paste the text from Google into the text field
  12. Select Add Record
  13. Go back to Google and select Verify