Domain Name Verification with Google, Microsoft, Mailchimp etc.

Third party cloud services like Google and Microsoft, need you to validate you are the true owner of a domain name before they let you use advanced features they provide. 

WARNING: No warranty nor free support is provided for supporting you with these 3rd party services.  

You can access all 3 methods of domain verification in the domains tab. Look for the tick/check icon


You will find the domains listed on the domains/emails page with a checkbox available for each.

 
To verify your website via HTML file  (easiest)

This option only works if your website is live, and not a backup/placeholder account. 

  1. Log in to the CMS
  2. use the manage files area,
  3. then public web ftp,
  4. then create a file like they say, eg googlecb6cfd3d4344cf2e.html,
  5. then paste in the same filename as the content of that page, then save.
  6. That's it, you don't need to publish.
  7. Wait for google to verify... Repeat process if needed.

 

To verify your website via Meta Tag

This option only works if your website is live, and not a backup/placeholder account.

  1. Log in to the CMS
  2. Click the DOMAINS/EMAILS area and click the check icon next to the required domain (or click the domain name then find the verify domain option)
  3. On this page you'll find 3 options, add your code to the Meta Tag Method
  4. Save your change, then publish to add it to the template - note publishing will make any other edits you have saved, but not yet published go live.
  5. Your search engine should then be able to verify your website

 

To verify your website via Domain CNAME or TXT record

This method will work even if your website is not live. Assuming your domain is registered with us, and you use our default nameserver templates.

WARNING: DNS changes can take 48 hours to propogate, and the same time to fix any mistakes you make. Worst case scenerio, you get no email and no website for 48 hours, and it will cost you 1 hour for us to fix it for you.

  1. Log in to the CMS
  2. Click the DOMAINS/EMAILS area and click the check icon next to the required domain (or click the domain name then find the verify domain option)
  3. On this page you'll find 3 options, click the relevant button in the DNS Method box. (CNAME or TXT record)
  4. Enter your record
  5. Submit the change and wait a minimum of 1 hour, preferably 4 hours, sometimes 24 hours depending on the service. 
  6. Then wait for Google to validate that change

 

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