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How to Verify Domain Ownership in Google Search Console via Cpanel?

How to Verify Domain Ownership in Google Search Console via Cpanel?

In order to verify domain ownership, complete the following steps:

  • Go to Google Search Console.
  • Click ‘Add Property’.
  • Choose Domain and enter your domain name:
  • Click ‘Continue’, you’ll be redirected to the next step.
  • Copy the domain verification TXT record you’ll get:

  • Log into your hosting. I’ll be using cPanel as an example as I’m on HostMyCode hosting.
  • Find Zone Editor under Domains:
  • Choose the domain you need to verify in Google Search Console and click ‘Manage’.
  • Add a record and select TXT as a record type.
  • Fill in the rest of the fields with the following information:
    • Valid zone name – your domain name
    • TTL – 3600
    • Text – your verification text copied in step 3.
  • Once you’ve filled in all the fields, click ‘Add record’ to save it.
  • Go back to Google Search Console and click ‘Verify’.

Don’t worry if your domain ownership will not be verified right away in Search Console. At first, I got this:

It may take your DNS records time to update and Google to pick them up. In my case, the domain was verified in 2-3 minutes. I just tried clicking ‘Verify’ a few more times and here’s what I finally got:



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