Nameservers Confusion

I have a domain owned by Fasthosts. But when I was trying to verify ownership of my domain to open a Google Workspace I discovered that I needed to do this with Cloudflare. I have never heard of Cloudflare so I am confused by this. I do not have an account either. Is it possible to verify my domain with Google via Cloudflare?

Who/what told you that you need to verify ownership of your domain with Cloudflare?

Fasthosts just said that Cloudflare control the DNS settings of my domain.

If that’s the case then you’d definitely have an account here to control it - the DNS for a domain is available at https://dash.cloudflare.com/?to=/:account/:zone/dns

Do you have any emails at all in the past from Cloudflare?

No. Nothing. 5 mins ago I had never heard of Cloudflare.

How do I add TXTvalue to verify ownership of the domain for Google?

Have a look at Manage DNS records · Cloudflare DNS docs. Can you share the domain?

That domain does appear to be using Cloudflare’s nameservers:

$ whois eastcityfilms.com
   Name Server: AMIT.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
   Name Server: CASS.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: cass.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: amit.ns.cloudflare.com

However, it doesn’t appear to be proxied (orange-clouded) though. It’s resolving to:

$ dig eastcityfilms.com

; <<>> DiG 9.16.27-Debian <<>> eastcityfilms.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 9570
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; ANSWER SECTION:
eastcityfilms.com.      300     IN      A       198.49.23.145
eastcityfilms.com.      300     IN      A       198.49.23.144
eastcityfilms.com.      300     IN      A       198.185.159.145
eastcityfilms.com.      300     IN      A       198.185.159.144

If I’m not mistaken, those are Squarespace IPs.

Yes, the website is Squarespace.

Do you have any idea how I might verify ownership of this domain to me to open a Google Workspace?

How long does it take for TXT reports to be added?

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