How to Verify Your Website with Brave Rewards and Begin Receiving BAT Tips

If you don’t already have Brave Rewards account, you can read our guide or watch our full Brave Rewards setup guide on YouTube.

Step 1: Add Channel

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Click Add Channel located at the bottom of the page.

Step 2: Add Website

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The Add Channel popup will appear. Select Website to continue.

Step 3: Domain Info

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Type the domain you wish to verify with Brave Rewards.

Step 4: Verification Method

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The verification box will appear and we’re given 2 options to choose from.

Trusted File Upload a trusted file to your web server or copy the verification code (WordPress only)

DNS Record (TXT) Verify your domain through your domain host (typically where you purchased your domain name).


Option A – Trusted File Verification

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Important: Your website requires an SSL certificate before proceeding with trusted file verification. SSL certificates are used to create an encrypted channel between the client and the server. You can create one for free at Let’s Encrypt 2.

Step 1: Download

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Click the download link and save your brave-rewards-verification.txt file

Step 2: Web Server

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Depending on your web hosting provider, we have 2 ways to upload the verification file.

cPanel is a web based hosting management control panel. It is used to manage your website and server’s backend working system. If your web host supports cPanel, you can upload the verification file directly through Brave browser by navigating to File Manager.

FileZilla is a free, cross-platform FTP application that allows you to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network. FileZilla is available on Windows, MacOS and Linux devices.

Step 3: Create Folder

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Access the root directory (home folder) of your website and create the folder .well-known

Step 4: Upload

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Upload the brave-rewards-verification.txt file from step one.

Step 5: Verify

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Once the txt file has been uploaded to your webhost, you can return to the Brave Rewards dashboard and click Verify .

Step 6: Trust File Verification Success

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You will now be redirected back to the Brave Rewards dashboard.

This completes our Website verification guide. It can take up to 24 hours for the verified status to appear on your website within Brave.

If you require further assistance, you can create a post under the Beginner’s Help subcategory.


Option B – DNS Record Verification

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Brave gives you a TXT verification record to add to your domain host’s DNS records. A TXT (Text) record is an informational record you can use to provide additional information about the named service.

Copy the unique TXT Value to your clipboard and sign in to the domain registrar which hosts your domain.

Step 1: Domain Manager

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Domain hosts use DNS records to connect your domain name with email, websites, and other web services. This DNS guide is for the domain host GoDaddy.com, and although the steps involved may look different to your own host, the settings are very much the same.

Select DNS from the GoDaddy main menu.

Step 2: Add DNS Record

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On the DNS Management page, at the bottom of the Records section, click Add

Step 3: Select TXT Record

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Select TXT from the dropdown menu and click Save .

Step 4: Edit TXT Record

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You will now be redirect to the TXT record configuration window.

  • From the Type list, select TXT .
  • In the Host field, enter @ .
  • In the TXT value field, paste the entire verification record that you copied from Brave Rewards.
  • In the TTL (Time to Live) field, leave the default value .
  • Click Save .

Important: The above fields may look different depending on your domain registrar.

Step 5: Verify DNS Record

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Once the TXT record has been added, you can return to the Brave Rewards dashboard and click Verify DNS Record . When Brave sees the record exists, your domain ownership is confirmed.

Important: It can take up to 24 hours for propagation to complete and verify DNS to work. This is because it takes time for the DNS changes to take effect across the internet.

Step 6: DNS Verification Success

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You will now be redirected back to the Brave Rewards dashboard.

This completes our Website verification guide. It can take up to 24 hours for the verified status to appear on your website within Brave.

If you require further assistance, you can create a post under the Beginner’s Help subcategory on our forum.

Thanks to our Community Manager Stephen for putting this guide together!

Posted by Chris

Technical Operations Coordinator