Verification with DNS (txt)

Verification with DNS records allows for verification without changing the website - you simply verify by adding a TXT record to the main domain.

1. Select “Add DNS TXT Record”

After entering the name of your domain, you will be prompted to verify it. The most commonly used verification method is verification with a .txt file, but you can also verify your domain by uploading a DNS TXT record to it.

2. Add TXT record

You will see a text beginning with “detectify-verification”. To verify your domain, copy the text and insert it as a TXT record using DNS, then click “Let's see if it works!”. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for the changes to take effect.

4. Start your first scan

You’re now all set and ready to run your first Detectify scan. Happy scanning!


Common issues when verifying with DNS

It can take some time

DNS records need time to get updated across all DNS servers. This may take up to 48 hours.

Need help?

If you’re still having problems with verification, send an email with your details and a description of the issue to and we will do our best to help.