DNS - How to Add TXT or SPF Records on Domains

Modified on Fri, 26 Aug 2022 at 09:25 AM

Answer ID 488

How do I add TXT or SPF records on my domains?

You can refer to the article "Change Host Records - Forward, Redirect or Point Your Domain/Sub-Domain"  for general information and management of Host Records.

You can add an SPF record as a TXT record in our system.

To add a TXT or SPF record to a domain:

  • Login to your account.
  • Select the menu option Domains > My Domains  (or from the main account overview page, go to "Registered Domains").
  • Click on a domain name, (you can search for a domain name using the search bar at the top of the list).
  • Click on "Host Records(from the Domain Overview page, or in the "Manage Domain" drop-down menu). If the domain is not using our DNS, it will come up with a message saying: "The DNS/Zone information on this page will have no effect because your nameservers need to be set to use our nameservers. Our name servers can be set in the 'DNS Server Settings' under 'Manage Domain' drop down. In this case, to change the DNS, see the article: "How to change domain nameservers (DNS)".
  • In the Host Records, under the appropriate host name (usually the "@" or "none" host name is used) (or you can create a custom host name), click on the "Record Type" drop-down menu and click on "TXT". You can input the text in the "Address" field. 
  • Click Save.

Notes for adding SPF records:
  • The majority of the time, you'll want to enter an SPF record for the @ Host Name.  This will create an SPF record for the main domain (e.g., example.com).
  • The SPF Text String should be entered in the following format (for example):

    v=spf1 ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: mx -all

    (The above is eNom.com's SPF record, which specifies which IP addresses are allowed to send mail for eNom.com.)
  • You can create the SPF record using an SPF wizard, such as spfwizard.net.

Note: Due to the limitation of our Host Records maximum length, we only support up to 1024 bit DomainKeys, and TXT records up to 255 characters in length. It is possible to input longer DomainKeys and TXT records while still using our DNS servers, by using services such as "ClouDNS". If you have questions on how exactly to add longer DomainKeys, let us know, and we'll be glad to help.

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