Adding a TXT DNS record on Blacknight

When verifying any of my sites for Google webmaster tools/search console etc. I usually just use the upload a file approach, but wordpress rewrites are messing with my whole root at the moment so I needed an alternative. I went with the TXT DNS record approach which was very easy. If you’re on Blacknight here’s how to add TXT DNS records:

Login and go to the DNS tab/page

1 - Login and click DNS

When on the DNS tab/page click ‘DNS Records’

click dns records - 2

When on DNS Records click ‘Add New DNS Record’

add new dns - 2

Change ‘DNS Record Type’ from A to ‘TXT’ and paste the exact text Google gave you into the data field. Leave ‘Domain’ blank. Click ‘Finish’

enter the string google tells you to - 3

Finally click ‘Verify’ back on Google (a new TXT DNS record should never take more than an hour to sync)

verify-on-google

Hopefully the TXT DNS record is now propagated and you see something like this

success

Related Links

Blacknight’s own instructions for how to add a TXT DNS record for Google verification purposes.