In this article, you will find out how you can verify ownership of your domain in front of different platforms using a single tool.

Often, platforms such as Facebook, Google, and other services that issue SSL certificates, for example, require domain ownership validation by placing a piece of code in the merchant's online store.

There are several verification options - it can be pasting a text DNS record, another option can be pasting an HTML file into the main folder of the store (not valid for CloudCart stores), and the third option, the most common one, is verification by pasting a meta tag. We will now consider this way.

An example of a meta tag is:

<meta name="facebook-domain-verification" content="123456789"

The sample meta tag in this case is from Facebook. Meta tags look similar no matter which platform are they come from. The numbers at the end are different for each tag and play the role of a unique code.

Where in the store to place your meta tag?

1. To validate your domain, go to My Store > Themes and press the Custom CSS/JS button.

2. Place your meta tag in the field.

If you have other codes in this field, we advise you to place the verification meta tag at the top to make the verification process easier and faster. This will promote the correct recognition by the system of the respective verification site.

After saving the changes from the Edit button, you need to wait a while.

We recommend that this be approximately 24 hours before the verification attempt is made by the other party. This is necessary for several reasons. One of them is that the other party may have already created a cache (backup) of your store, and your store itself also has a cache, which is presented in the customer part of the store, and in this case, it is best to wait long enough time to successfully validate your domain.