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Saturday, September 22, 2012

[Resolved] Error Message While Redirecting custom domain to Blogspot Blog – We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12

Google has recently introduced a new verification feature to allow users to redirect a custom domain to If we follow the instructions posted by Google, We are facing error - .

“We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12”

 Here’s how you can resolve the problem, and have your domain redirected without any problems.

  • Login In
  • Click on the blog name you want to set as custom domain at your dashboard.
  • Check out left menu - > click Basic Settings - > now you will see following 

  • ·         Now click on setting instructions
  • ·         Once you click on the setting instructions you will see following text somewhere in middle of the page.

Now you know that you need to copy – you can use following instructions for following registrars to set up records :

Registrars - > And

  • Log in to your account at
  • Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You'll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
  • Click the domain that you'd like to use with your blog.
  • Click the Total DNS Control And MX Records link at the bottom of the section entitled Total DNS.
  • Click Add New CNAME Record in the box labelled CNAMES (aliases). If you've already created a CNAME record for your blog's address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
  • For the Name, enter only the subdomain of the address you want to use for your blog. For example, if you picked as your address, enter www here.
  • Enter as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
  • Click OK, and then click OK again.
And yeah the deadly error is gone and your custom url is ready to use in 10 minutes.


  1. what about if u have plz help
    reply @
    thank u

  2. I have the same issue, I believe....BUT I have been able to verify the domain in Google webmaster tools interface. Why, since I have verified the domain does it STILL give me an error 13??? Any ideas?

  3. Dear Admin,

    Networks solutions to behaving in same way, remove the (.) period from the key and try and save it should work too.


  4. thanks you so much for such a great help!

    my blog is working good..afzalpatel

  5. How about 1and1 registrar ? How we ca do that ?