Verification with DNS (CNAME)

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

1. Select “Other ways to verify your domain”

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 see other options by clicking on “Other ways to verify your domain”.


2. Select “DNS (CNAME)”

The onboarding wizard will present you with a list of verification options. To verify with DNS (CNAME), select the “DNS (CNAME)” option.


3. Insert CNAME record

Copy the text you see in the dialogue box, insert it as a CNAME record in your DNS, and click “Verify”. 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.