Publishers within Brave Rewards must verify their channels via the Rewards dashboard in order to receive user contributions, tips, and payouts for referrals. There are 3 different channel verification methods: file upload, DNS record, and Wordpress plugin verification. To get started, select “Add Channel” from the Rewards dashboard. You’ll then be prompted to choose the type of channel (Websites, YouTube/Twitch channels, etc.) as well as the verification method.
Please allow up to 24 hours for verification to complete (DNS verification may take longer).
File Upload Verification
This is the simplest and easiest method for most users. It requires:
- An HTTPS enabled website
- Access to your website’s hosting account
This method involves adding a .txt file to a specific folder (.well_known) within your website’s hosting. After you have verified with this method, you can remove the .txt file from your hosting. Rewards will prompt you to download this file during the verification process. It must be named “brave-payments-verification.txt”.
The token text looks something like this:
DNS verification is a good fallback if you have problems with file upload verification or don’t have access to your hosting account. It requires:
- Access to your domain host
You will have to add a DNS TXT record to your site’s domain. The content of this TXT record should be the Brave verification token text. Rewards will supply this during the verification process.
After being verified, you can remove the DNS verification record.
IMPORTANT: Note that subdomains cannot be separately verified. All verifications for subdomains will point toward the primary domain. Channels on subdomains and channels on primary domains will essentially function as one unified channel.
Wordpress Verification is for Wordpress sites only. It involves installing a small plugin (located here) to your Wordpress installation. This plugin will then handle all the verification on its own. It requires:
- A Wordpress-based site
- Admin access to the site’s Wordpress backend
Install the plugin to your Wordpress backend via the “Add Plugin” screen, follow the instructions, and your site should be properly verified on Rewards.