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A TXT record is a type of resource record that is often used to show providers (google, office365, web hosts, etc.) that you are the owner of a domain name.
If you don't, you might want to see this step-by-step tutorial first.
How to add a TXT record (Normal interface)
In normal mode (recommended for beginners), your zone file will be shown with each resource record on its own line, like this:
Click the pencil icon to edit the corresponding line, or click “Add” to add a new record.
You will be presented with a form:
TXT from the drop-down menu.
You can generally leave the
TTL as it is.
Name field, indicate the domain or subdomain you want the TXT record to be linked to. Most of the time, you will want it to be associated with the bare domain, which is represented by the
Value field, enter the TXT entry without quotation marks (these may display automatically in other contexts; you don't need to enter them here).
www) is represented by the
Each field corresponds to one of these example columns:
|Record type||Lifespan||Subdomain||Text, information, domain verification code, etc|
|TXT||3 hours|| || || This txt record will be associated with the bare domain (
|TXT||3 hours|| || || This txt record will be associated with the
When you're done, be sure to click Submit. You will see this message:
Then, you must click “Activate this version”:
You'll receive a confirmation message that the zone file's version has been changed.
Now, you just have to wait about three hours for your changes to propagate.
How to add a TXT record (Expert interface)
We are using expert mode for the example below. It will look something like this (yours will likely be slightly different):
You will now need to add your TXT line. Here is a model that you can follow.
@ to represent the bare domain if you do not have a subdomain to specify:
@ 10800 IN TXT whatever the text is you need to add
Otherwise, specify a subdomain like this:
www 10800 IN TXT "insert information here"
(Quotation marks will be added automatically if you leave them out.)
When you are done, click on the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page to continue.
All that remains now is to wait for the changes to take affect, so please allow at least 3 hours for the normal DNS propagation delay.