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Verify domain ownership (HTML or DNS)

We do not follow redirects when we validate your domain ownership.

When requesting an SSL certificate, we might require you verify that you control the domain for which you’re requesting the certificate. To do this, we provide you one of two options:

MethodHow it works
HTML pageUpload an HTML page with content we specify to a distinct directory of the website for the common name you’re using
DNS recordCreate a TXT record we specify in your domain name’s zone (DNS) file

Which type of verification you can use depends on which type of certificate you’re requesting:

Certificate TypeHTMLDNS
Extended Validation

Click one of the following links for directions based on the information we emailed you.

(HTML Page)

(DNS Record)

After uploading the HTML page or creating the TXT record, you need to let us know so we can verify your domain name ownership.

To Verify Your Domain Name Ownership

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Click SSL Certificates.
  3. Next to the certificate you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Click Check my update.

It can take 5-10 minutes for your verification to complete.

Next steps

  • If your SSL is going onto the primary name of a site hosted with GoDaddy, we will automatically install the certificate for you.
  • If your server is elsewhere, (download your SSL certificate.)