Google CNAME Verification Method

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#1

I need to verify a domain with Google and they want me to put a CNAME record in with a specific format. I get an error that the host must have an @ in it. Here’s the instructions. How do I add this CNAME record?

Create a CNAME record:

  1. Create the following CNAME record through your domain hosting provider:
  • Label/Host: deleteGAPPSnotBefore20190511utc
  • Destination/Target: case-12345678-for-mydomain.com-at.google.com
  • Time to live (TTL): 3600 seconds / 60 minutes / 1 Hour
    Note: An existing CNAME record cannot be used. Our tools use these specifically formatted CNAME records to process the requests.
#2

If you have an error that looks like this it means you have nothing in the ‘Name’ field for the DNS record.

The CNAME config should look like this:

Make sure you have a grey cloud for this DNS record, or Google will fail to see that the record has been created correctly.

The Label/Host should go in the Name field, and the Destination/Target in the Domain Name field.

#3

That’s what I have for the CNAME. It doesn’t like that “delete” stuff in the name and if you click the Add button you get that red error.

#4

It works for me on a test domain:

michael$ dig +short deletegappsnotbefore20190511utc.mkie.cf case-12345678-for-mkie.cf-at.google.com.

Just make sure you enter the values you have exactly, without leading or trailing spaces, etc. It is sometimes easy to copy the domain name in such a way that it includes http:// at the beginning, so just double check it is entered correctly.

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#5

Thanks! It must have been a space. I tried for the 3rd time and it took it.