How does DO verify domain ownership?
Hi, I just registered a domain and pointed the nameservers to DO. I then went into the DO DNS panel and setup a test subdomain to one of my boxes. Performing a local nslookup I can confirm that the subdomain points to the correct IP of my DO box. So everything seems to be working as expected. I have to ask though, how does DO know that my account should be allowed to modify records for that domain? I don’t see what could stop someone with another DO account from modifying records for my domain. Other services like Google Apps verify domain ownership by requiring the domain owner to add a TXT record to their domain with a special code. DO doesn’t seem to do anything like that.