Google Search Console: Confirming Domain Property Ownership

To add a website to your Google Search Console account, you'll need to prove that you're the owner of the website or portion of the website. You have the option of creating a domain property. This property contains all subdomains and several protocols such as http and https.

To confirm ownership of a domain property, follow the steps below.

Initial setup

  • Log in to the Google Search Console and the Welcome to the Google Search Console page will display.

  • In the Domain section, enter the desired domain and click Next. The Confirm Domain Ownership via DNS Record window appears.

  • From the Instructions for list, select: ionos.co.uk (1and1).

  • Click Start confirmation.

  • Log in to IONOS Customer Account.

  • Click on Allow. The ownership of the property is confirmed.

Setting Up an Additional Domain Property

  • Log in to the Google Search Console .

  • From any Google Search Console page, open the Properties drop-down menu. You can find the drop-down menu at the top of the left sidebar. If the sidebar is not being displayed, click on the menu icon.  

  • Click Add Property.

  • The Select Property Type window is displayed.

  • In the Domain section, type the domain you want to add and click Next. The Confirm Domain Ownership via DNS Record window will display.

  • In the Instructions for list, select: ionos.com (1and1).

  • Click Start Confirmation.

  • Log in to IONOS Customer Account.

  • Click on Allow. The ownership of the property is now confirmed.

Please Note

Please check the DNS settings of your IONOS domain if you cannot automatically confirm ownership of a domain property. Make sure that a CNAME entry with the hostname and the value _domainconnect.1and1.com is created.