Firebase custom domain verification with Namecheap DNS

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Out of the blue, i received a message that i still needed to verify my domain ownership — odd, because two weeks prior i thought i had covered my Firebase custom domain verification.

I double-checked i followed the Google instructions verbatim, going so far as deleting and re-entering the records, yet after a few hours, still no luck.

Enter doing the tried-and-true thing of Googling, but really hitting up good ol’ StackOverflow. It was suggested and deemed true by other members that this works with Namecheap BasicDNS:

1) For the TXT record with google-site-verification, change the Host value from "" to "@";

2) Additionally, create a CNAME record with Host value of "www" and Value with a value of "". After about 10 minutes, i tried verification again, and voila it worked!

Screenshot below referencing what i mean above.

Firebase custom domain verification
Namecheap BasicDNS: CNAME, A, and TXT Records with the tweaks needed for Google Firebase verification.

I love Firebase. But Firebase custom domain verification documentation, especially for Namecheap DNS, needs some work — and i want this to be an adequate appendage. If you have any other things to add, please comment below or drop me a line.


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July 20, 2020 12:21 am

Still valid info, still very helpful!

January 2, 2020 2:37 am

It works great. Thanks for the solution

November 25, 2019 9:02 am

This works like a charm! Thank you!!

saul alejos garay
May 4, 2019 7:57 pm

Tambien me funcionoo

Andrés Gc
Andrés Gc
February 1, 2019 3:11 pm

just perfect… work like a charm

September 7, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks man, it works!! I was trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days.

Brad Harms
May 18, 2018 7:11 pm

How would this work if I wanted my Firebase app on a subdomain rather than the main domain?

May 16, 2018 9:58 am

This worked like a charm, the official docs are not good enough.

Nicolas Sturm
Nicolas Sturm
April 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Grande man! Estuve varias horas buscando solución.

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