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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 Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
    select domain
  3. Select Manage DNS to access your zone file.
  4. Select Add to add a new record.
    select add new record
  5. Select TXT from the Type menu options.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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