Skip navigation
Knowledge Base    Domains    DNS: Adding a TXT Record

Adding a TXT Record

Last Updated: May 09, 2017

A TXT record is a resource record, commonly used for verification purposes and email validation. Email validation records usually come in 2 forms - DKIM and SPF - which are set up as TXT in order to validate and authenticate email. If you are instructed to set up a DKIM and SPF, you would select TXT.

TXT records usually contain a lot of text and unlike other DNS records, the record can contain spaces and various special characters.

Your provider will supply your records and the formatting is fairly straight forward with a long string of text which, goes in the answer section.

 

An example of a TXT record (Google verification):

2017-03-29_1249.png

Note: If you wish to setup a DNS record with Name.com, it's important to note you need to use our nameservers - so name.com manage and host your DNS. Domains registered with Name.com use our nameservers by default but in order to point your domain to our nameservers, or verify they are correctly pointed, please see our guide for default name servers.

Once you are using name servers, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the Domains tab, and select my domains list.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create a TXT record for.
  4. Click DNS Records, on the left.
  5. Here you will add the desired TXT record, provided by your host.

    • Select TXT in the Type drop-down menu.
    • If provided a subdomain or host, enter it in the Host field.
    • Enter or copy+paste the value (string) into the Answer field.
    • Leave TTL as 300 (default)
    • Click the blue Add Record button.

2017-03-29_1300.png

Once the records are created, the domain should be working within 24 hours.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Phones Unavailable


Monday-Friday   8AM to 6PM Mountain Time, Denver

Live Chat is Unavailable

Every day   10AM to 5PM Mountain Time, Denver