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Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm not the most savvy with websites, Squarespace has been good so far but I've run into a problem. 

I'm trying to verify my domain via DNS record on the Google Search Console. It says:

  • Select record type: TXT
  • Sign into your domain provider
  • copy the TXT record below into the DNS configuration for theclaytalk.com
 
So I went into the DNS settings in my Squarespace website. I created a custom record. The host is theclaytalk.com. Type is TXT. The Data is the string of text they told me to copy and paste. 
 
However, when I click verify in the google console it says "We couldn't find your verification token in your domain's TXT records. Sometimes DNS changes can take a while to appear. Please wait a few hours, then reopen your property in Search Console. If verification fails again, try adding a different DNS TXT record."
 
I've tried waiting 2 days now and it still won't verify. I'm not sure what I've done wrong. If anyone knows what to do I would greatly appreciate any help.
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Amanda
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15 hours ago, TheClayTalk said:

I'm trying to verify my domain via DNS record. I went into the DNS settings in my Squarespace website. I created a custom record. However, when I click verify in the google console it says "We couldn't find your verification token in your domain's TXT records".

Hi Amanda

This is often a timing issue but not in this case. I checked the domain theclaytalk.com but no TXT records exist at the moment.

I recommend that you check your settings in the Domains panel and try to add the TXT record again. Do post a screenshot of the current settings if you are unsure how to proceed.

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21 hours ago, paul2009 said:

Hi Amanda

This is often a timing issue but not in this case. I checked the domain theclaytalk.com but no TXT records exist at the moment.

I recommend that you check your settings in the Domains panel and try to add the TXT record again. Do post a screenshot of the current settings if you are unsure how to proceed.

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Thanks, I tried adding the @ symbol instead of writing theclaytalk.com as the host. This seemed to fix it 🙂

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3 minutes ago, TheClayTalk said:

I tried adding the @ symbol instead of writing theclaytalk.com as the host. This seemed to fix it

Yes, I can confirm the record exists now:

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