Verifying domain ownership with HTML or DNS

When requesting an SSL certificate, we might require you verify that you control the domain for which you're requesting the certificate, using one of the methods below.

There are multiple ways that will allow you to verify your domain, with a HTML page, DNS Record or through an email confirmation.

Email Validation

After completing the form for assigning the certificate to the desired domain, an email will be sent automatically to the following email addresses: hostmaster@domain, admin@domain, administrator@domain, postmaster@domain, webmaster@domain

The email will contain a clickable button for approving or denying the new certificate application.


Step 1 of 3

You will receive an email from us that will contain a unique ID. Copy this unique ID and paste it into a new Notepad or TextEdit file, which you should save as starfield.html

Your new file should only contain your unique ID.

Step 2 of 3

Create a directory for your site called /.well-known/pki-validation in the highest-level directory of your website – this is likely your website’s root directory.

Please note: If you are using a Windows server, you will need to name your folder /.well-known./

Step 3 of 3

Place your starfield.html file in your new folder – so the file’s new URL will be

DNS Record

Step 1 of 1

You will receive an email that includes a TXT value that you can create as a new record on your domain.

You can create a new TXT record by following these instructions.

  • The Hostname will be @
  • The record type will be TXT
  • The destination will be the TXT value you received in your email.