Domain verification fails for Gitlab pages, custom domain disabled


I have been hosting a hugo blog on gitlab for several years. I use a custom domain, which I purchased through Hover and have used continuously since 2019.

Domain verification has never worked very well -
I regularly get “verification failed” followed by “verification succeeded” for my Gitlab pages custom domain, separated by 15 minutes.
Today I received a “verification failed” email followed by a message stating that my domain has been disabled.
Manually retrying verification does not work.
The required verification key has been attached to a TXT record in my DNS configuration for years.
Please advise.

make sure that you have the ownership of the domain. Sometime domain registrars can restrict the action sometime if ownership is not verified.