Using TXT Records from Google to Verify Domain Name Registration
To prove that you are a domain name's registrant, Google® lets you use TXT (Text) records. TXT records are part of your domain name's DNS that don't affect your website. They only display information that a DNS lookup can read. For more information, see What is DNS?
Before you begin, ensure you have the verification TXT value Google provides.
NOTE: You must use our nameservers to complete these steps. If you use a different set of nameservers, contact those nameservers' administrator for more information on adding a TXT record.
To Add a TXT Record to Verify Your Domain Name
- Log in to your Account Manager.
- Click Domain Manager.
- From the Tools menu, select DNS Manager. The DNS Dashboard displays.
- For the domain name you want to add a TXT record for, click Edit Zone. The Zone File Editor displays.
- Click Add New Record.
- From the Record type list, select TXT (Text).
- Complete the following fields:
- TXT Name — Type @.
- TXT Value — Enter the entire TXT value Google provides. For example, enter
- Click OK.
- Click Save Zone File, and then click OK. The new record displays in the TXT (Text) section.
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