How do I verify my Google Webmaster Tools account with a DNS record?

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If you use Google Webmaster Tools, they may ask you to “verify” your site by adding a “DNS TXT record”.

To do this:

  1. Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?)
  2. Click Domain Name Options (this step if not necessary if you do not have hosting service with us)
  3. Click Edit DNS Zone
  4. Click Add New Entry
  5. Choose TXT record and click Continue
  6. Leave the “TXT record for” button chosen and click Continue
  7. Paste the data Google gave you as the “TXT data” and click Save

Then wait two minutes, and Google should be able to verify it.