Verifying the Domain Name for Google and Facebook

Google Gsuite and Facebook Business pages require that you verify your ownership of the domain name when taking the service into use. This is to prevent creating fake profiles. Both services offer two different ways to verify ownership.


The primary way to verify domain ownership

The fastest and easiest way to verify that you own your domain is to download verification file from the service setup page. Google verification filename looks like google4ddabfacdb4fxxxx.html and Facebook's <letter-and-number-code>.html

Download the file from Google's or Facebook's setup page to your own computer and then upload it to your website's server in htdocs folder. You can do that by using a SFTP-client. If you don't know how to do that, send the file to us by email to wordpress@seravo.fi and we will put the file in the correct place. After this check that the file can be found by opening it in the browser: mydomain.com/<verificationfile>.html


Alternative method

The other (slower) way to verify domain ownership is to add TXT-type verification record in the nameserver. For example:

facebook-domain-verification=<code>
google-site-verification=<code>


This you cannot do yourself. You need to ask your domain's DNS administrator to add the record. If your domain is administered by Seravo, send the request to our customer service. Due to the time in handling the customer support request and the delay when updating the name server, it will take several hours before the domain is verified. So, we strongly recommend that you use the primary method.

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