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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

How to ssh from Mac via socks proxy

In order to ssh from Mac via socks proxy you will need to use ncat utility.


You will need to use ncat utility which is not available on OSx by default, and is not directly in homebrew, but you can get it by installing nmap (as nmap installation includes ncat utility with support of socks5)

Install nmap

brew install nmap

Connect to your target host

ssh -v -o 'ProxyCommand=ncat --proxy-type socks5 --proxy proxyhost:proxyport --proxy-auth proxyuser:proxypass %h %p' -p22 username@serverhost

That’s is, the only disadvantage is that you need to fill in your user:pass in the command itself. If you have any idea how to overcome it please let me know.

Reference https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34348720/osx-ssh-to-server-through-socks5-proxy