Running Windows Server 2003 and trying to create a CNAME lookup value to verify domain ownership with Google. They provided me with a random string of something like googlefffggghhh12345 and I'm supposed to create an alias to point to google.com. I made the changes and tested it out by going to http://googlefffggghhh12345.domain.com and I'm properly redirected to google.com just like I'm supposed to be. However, Google said there was still a problem with verify domain ownership. After I received this message I went to DNSstuff.com and performed a CNAME lookup on the domain and it said that no CNAME record exists for this domain. Why is it working for me, but not really working? What step am I missing?