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Add a TXT record

Add a TXT record to verify domain ownership, complete SSL verification, and create email sender policies, such as SPF records and DMARC policies. A TXT record (short for text record) is an informational DNS record used to associate a text string with a host or other name.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select alt name for the image Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select Add to add a new record.
    select add new record
  4. Select TXT from the Type menu options.
  5. Enter the details for your TXT record:
    • Name: The host name for the record. Type @ to put the TXT record on your root domain, or enter a prefix such as mail.
    • Value: The text string for the TXT record. This is usually provided by your SSL, hosting or email provider. TXT records have a maximum character limit of 1024 and only UTF-8 characters are supported.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
  6. Select Add Record to save your new TXT record.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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