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Verify ownership of a site for Bing in Google Domains

Here is how to verify ownership of a site for bing in Google Domains

There are 3 options

  • Option 1: Place an XML file on your web server

  • Option 2: Copy and paste a
    tag in your default webpage

  • Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS

I chose option 3 (and it is the focus of this post) when I was verifying my ALinks4U.com domain for 2 reasons: (1) It doesn’t require to touch you website code and/or have access to your site’s filesystem (2) It is unique to Google Domains (vs other hosting platforms)

Verify ownership of a site for bing in Google Domains

  1. Login to Bing Webmaster Console
  2. In the “Add a Site” section, type in your website URL and click Add
  3. You will be redirected to Verify ownership for page
  4. Scroll down to **Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS*
  5. Copy your unique ID (something like xx9999837bffff939aa33632ae285)
  6. Now go to Google Domains Console and click the Configure DNS icon
  7. Under Custom resource records add a new CNAME record
  8. Back in the Bing Webmaster Console hit the Verify button. Please note that it might take some time for the DNS resolution to start working (took about 10 minutes for me)

That’s it, now your new site is verified by Bing and will be crawled and indexed and will appear in relevant search results. As an additional benefit, sites that are crawled by Bing are also indexed by DuckDuckGo.com

Use Gmail with your own domain for free

Well, if you are looking at this post you (1) have your own domain name, (2) love using gmail and want to use it as to send and receive email for your domain and (3) prefer not to pay for this. If not the 3rd point you could easily do it using G-Suite (message me if you want to get a 20% discount code for your first year, as a comment here or on Twitter @IlyaReshet), but then you will have to pay $5/month, but fear not, there is a way to use Gmail with your own domain for free. Continue reading Use Gmail with your own domain for free