Channels with Verified Names
Verification badges help visually confirm the authenticity of a YouTube channel. When you find the badge a channel for a popular celebrity or business, you can be sure that the channel actually belongs to them. The verification checkmark only appears to the right of the channel name, and "Verified" appears in a popup if you point your cursor at it.
How do I get a verified name for my channel?
YouTube Channels get the verified name checkmark if they are linked to a verified Google+ Page or Profile. Learn more about linking your Channel with a Google identity.
Verification for Google+ is available to a wide range of businesses and organizations, with some requirements for eligibility:
- Your Google+ page must be authorized by your commercial entity, organization, brand, or product.
- Your Google+ page must contain a link to your organization’s website. Your organization’s website must connect to your Google+ page, by adding the Google+ badge or by adding a snippet of code.
- Your Google+ page must already have a meaningful number of followers.
If you have a YouTube partner manager, contact them to request name verification.