We need to verify that you own the website you're selling before we can list your site on Flippa.com. This is done in the VERIFY, REVENUE & EXPENSES tab in the listing builder.
You have two options:
1. Verify Ownership via Meta Tags
The Verify Site Ownership page provides a special Meta tag that you can paste into the <head> section of your site's home page. This option works even if you're selling a WordPress site.
Simply copy the code which is located under the Meta Tag portion of the 'Verify, Revenue & Expenses' page, then paste the code into your home page. Once you've done this, click the "Verify Meta Tag" button.
2. Verify Ownership via File Upload
To verify ownership, we ask you to place a special verification file into the main directory of your web server. You can download the verification file from the 'Verify, Revenue & Expenses' page. There will be a link titled "Download this text file" under the Upload a file portion of the page.
- Uploading the file
To upload the verification file to the server that hosts your website, you need to use FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, technology.
Many web hosts offer browser-based FTP services or provide FTP services through their hosting control panels. This provides an easy way to upload the verification file to your server.
Or you can use your preferred FTP software to connect to the web server on which your site is hosted. To do this, you'll need to ask your web host for the relevant FTP connection settings.
- Verifying site ownership
- Once you've uploaded the file to the main directory of your web server, you can go back to the "Verify, Revenue & Expenses" page.
- Click the "Verify File Upload" button.
- You're all done! Once Flippa confirms that the verification file is in the right place on your web server, your listing will be published to Flippa.com.
What if it goes wrong?
There may be occasions where the domain validation process fails. If this occurs, be sure to contact the excellent Flippa Support team, and they’ll see if they can remedy the situation.
Please note that a domain listing cannot go live if ownership cannot be verified.