Google Search Console: Confirming Domain Property Ownership

To add a website to your Google Search Console account, you need to prove that you are the owner of the website from the domain property. The domain property contains all subdomains and protocols, such as http and https. This article explains how to proceed.

Initial setup

  • Log in to the Google Search Console. The selection for the property types Domain  and URL Prefix will be displayed.

  • In the Domain section, enter your desired domain and click Next.

  • Copy the TXT entry displayed from the window Verify your Domain Ownership via DNS Record.

  • Open your Domain & SSL Overview in a new browser window.

  • Select the gear icon in the row with the domain you want to add to the Google Search Console.

  • Add the copied entry from step 3 via DNS > Record > Type: TXT > Field: Value and complete your entry by clicking Save.

  • Switch back to the browser window Verify your  Domain Ownership via DNS Record and continue by clicking Confirm. Your ownership is now being confirmed.

  • Click on To Property, to open your domain in the Google Search Console.

Setting Up an Additional Domain Property

  • Log in to the Google Search Console .

  • From any Google Search Console page, open the Properties drop-down menu. You can find the drop-down menu at the top of the left sidebar. If the sidebar is not being displayed, click on the menu icon.  

  • Click Add Property. The selection for the Domain and URL Prefix prooerty tyoes is displayed.

  • Enter your desired domain in the Domain area and click on Next.

  • Copy the displayed TXT entry from the window Confirm Domain Ownership via DNS Record.

  • Open your Domain & SSL Overview in a new browser window.

  • Select the gear icon in the row with the domain you want to add to the Google Search Console.

  • Add the copied entry from step 3 via DNS > Record > Type: TXT > Field: Value and complete your entry by clicking Save.

  • Switch back to the browser window Confirm Domain Ownership via DNS Record and continue by clicking Confirm. Your ownership is confirmed.

  • Click on To Property  to open your domain in the Google Search Console.