To make sure it was easier for some webmasters to verify their websites with Bing Webmaster Tools, Bing has added support for verification through Domain Connect. This means that those webmasters who use 1&1 IONOS, GoDaddy, Media Temple or Plesk will have easier access to verify their web sites with Bing Webmaster Tools.

Bing is offering four verification methods:

  • XML file authentication
  • Meta tag authentication
  • Add a CNAME record to DNS
  • A new Domain Connect verification

Check out the instructions on these methods from Bing’s help documents.

Domain Connect is an open standard that makes it easy for a user to configure DNS for a domain running at a DNS provider to work with a Service running at an independent Search Provider. The user can work with Domain Connect, even if they don’t understand any of the complexities of DNS.

Learn more about this service at https://www.domainconnect.org/

If you want to verify with Domain Connect, just sign into Bing Webmaster Tools over here. Then you can enter the URL of your site into the Add a Site input box and clicking Add.

Source: Search Engine Land

After adding the website information, Bing Webmaster Tools automatically checsk to identify if that web site is hosted on DNS provider that has integrated Domain Connect solution with Bing Webmaster Tools. If it is, here’s what you should see next:

Source: Search Engine Land

Finally, you’ll have to login to your DNS provider to verify.

Source: Search Engine Land

Even Google did some forms of automatic verification for Google Search Console and has worked with domain name providers to make it easier, although Google does not work with Domain Connect.

SourceBarry Schwartz