Not sure who's to blame, but we have a new HTML validation method from GoDaddy. It is an improvement from the "none HTML validation at all" phase they went through, but took me a while to make it work with apache.
The problem was the dot/hidden directory they request to put your validation code in: /.well-known/pki-validation/godaddy.html
If you are in a hurry and only need a recipe, please head to the technical part of the article, but I would like to start sharing a bit of my experience first because you might be still deciding if Platform is for you.
I decided to try Platform because a friend of mine needed a site. Do to several reasons I didn't want to host it on my personal server. But I didn't want to run a server for him either. I wanted to forget about maintaining the server, keeping it secure or do upgrades to it.