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:

  • Log into 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.
  • Click on "Host Records - Edit".  If the Host Records option is not available to you, it could mean that your domain name is not using our DNS servers.  To change this, please see the article, "How to change domain nameservers (DNS)".
  • Under the appropriate host name (or you can create a custom host name), click on the "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 ip4:69.26.182.242 ip4:69.26.182.10 ip4:209.67.128.0/23 ip4:74.202.139.0/24 ip4:74.202.142.0/24 ip4:74.202.15.0/24 ip4:64.191.223.0/24 ip4:65.74.168.0/24 ip4:216.163.188.0/24 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.