You verify your domain through your domain host (typically where you purchased your domain name). Your domain host maintains settings called DNS records that direct internet traffic to your domain name. For details, see Identify your domain host.
Google gives you a TXT verification record to add to your domain host's DNS records. When Google sees the record exists, your domain ownership is confirmed. The verification record does not affect your website or email.
Note: The administrator that gets the verification record needs to complete the verification process. The verification records are unique to each administrator, so one administrator cannot finish a domain verification that was started by another.
Note: If you see a warning message about changing your DNS settings, disregard it. Adding the TXT record won't damage your website or DNS settings.
Last updated Apr 08, 2022
Applies to: Domain