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Today I was forwarded with Google's Webmaster tool alert message saying that the Googlebot couldn't access the site
This part, by itself, can be ignored. It's a long-standing known issue. You can test it for yourself using Fetch As Googlebot.
You have to put in both versions explicitly, even though g assumes it is the same domain
it's definitely worth verifying both www and non-www hostnames to detect any issues with that
Yes, you yourself have to maintain Duplicate Content in wmt ;)
Some areas, notably Links To Your Site, carry separate information for the two forms of the name.
Data for page 1 and 3 might also show up in the report for www.example.com tagged as "via example.com"
But I would like to know how can I verify a domain which redirects non-www version to www version?