We published tips on how to prove domain ownership in Search Console

The source – support.google.com

Lots of questions about solving common problems have been posted on the Google Search Center forums. To help users, community management has collected several relevant tips on how to confirm domain ownership in Search Console using the DNS method. 

Let's list them briefly:

  1. When confirming a resource at the domain level in Search Console, you'll see a small list with instructions for specific hosting providers. But doing it with webmaster tools, you'll see more options.
  2. For a list of specific steps to confirm domain ownership for specific registrars, see the Google Workspace admin help article. You just need to choose your provider and follow the instructions.
  3. Ownership can be confirmed using CNAME or TXT records, Search Console supports both formats. CNAME is appropriate if you are validating a domain or subdomain level property that is itself defined with a CNAME record (e.g. example.com or en.example.com). In all other cases, use a TXT record.
  4. It may take up to 24 hours for your DNS settings to be applied correctly, so wait if the check doesn't work right away. You can try flushing the Google cache by going to https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/cache, inserting your domain name, changing the RR type to "ALL", and clicking "Flush Cache".
  5. The Google admin panel can be used to check the display of TXT or CNAME entries: https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/dig/.
  6. It is better to validate site ownership at both the domain (DNS) and URL prefix level for several reasons:
  • if you lose access to one of the validated options, you will retain the rest;
  • If you receive a notice that only affects a site with a URL prefix, you may not see it in your domain-level account.

For more information see the Help.


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