Master Sitemap holding child sitemaps on different domain

by Manmay   Last Updated February 13, 2019 06:04 AM

I have a master sitemap, index.xml on https://www.example.com/index.xml

This XML contain childmaps pointing to a subdomain URL of mine like below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<sitemap>
  <loc>https://sitemap.example.com/sitemap1.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2019-02-04T11:15:02.000Z</lastmod>
</sitemap>
<sitemap>
  <loc>https://sitemap.example.com/sitemap2.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2019-02-04T11:15:02.000Z</lastmod>
</sitemap>

And the actual sitemap contains like: https://sitemap.example.com/sitemap2.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<url>
  <loc>https://www.example.com/Yogua</loc>
  <priority>0.8</priority>
  <lastmod>2019-02-04T11:15:02.000Z</lastmod>
</url>
</urlset>

Question:

  1. Is there any problem doing above?
  2. Do I need to add a property on google search console webmaster for sitemap.example.com to authorize my ownership for the subdomain?
  3. Google notified me with an error as "General HTTP error: 404 not found HTTP Error: 404", is this because of #2 not in place?

PS: I have verified access for the GoogleBot for All the URLs.



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