How do I add a TXT or CNAME record to my domain?

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Google and Microsoft are common companies that will ask you to verify your ownership of a domain by adding a TXT or CNAME to your domain.

You can add the CNAME yourself. Click on Domains on the left, and then the manage domains to open the list of your domains.


Find the domain you are adding the record to and hit the Advanced DNS settings


Click Edit


Click Add a new CNAME.


If you have to use a TXT record, then we have to add that for you. Please post the domain name and the TXT record you need added and we will be happy to enter it for you.
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Please add the following information:

Domain: hillcountryoncall.com
TXT/SPF Record: v=spf1 include:apptixemail.net ~all

Thanks, and please confirm via email to the email address that you have on file for me.

Richard
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Added.

Have a great day

Drew
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Thanks, Drew. You, too!
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You're welcome
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pls add the following TXT record to S-arch.com  :
Record type (choose one)  Hostname    Destination or Points to Address    TTL     TXT                                @ or s-arch.com    MS=ms65739074                    1 Hour

Thanks,
Ed
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Hi Edwin9879, that record has been added.

Thanks

Drew
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Hi Drew,

Please add the following TXT record to frontgaterealestatemidwest.com

frontgaterealestatemidwest.com   MS=ms71288790       TTL: 1 Hour

or 

To create an MX record:    ms71288790.msv1.invalid   TTL:  1 Hour


Thank you in advance and Best Regards,
Kate
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I see the TXT record has already been added. 

Mike
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please add 
google-site-verification=3YCFp445tXkVRywhSck6VSSEBBhVwW6T3-n7ahyBTA8 
to
galvestoncountyprincesses.com
thanks.
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This record has been added. 
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please add google-site-verification=l2duRnmxOswCBQClsqK8IyvpQKjGGOZ8fJBVHib6OAw

for celebratewithstringsattached.com
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We have added the ability for you to add these records yourself. You can go to the advanced DNS settings on the domain tab to add it. You will need the host name as well.
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Please add the following TXT record for the domain, annarborthriftshop.org

text record name: google._domainkey

text record value: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCZLXFhxp0UrFb4xUS9zXlmTzLavs8VxslFcBwFNmf1fRVStunKGCcJYH9Zflp69tng+jvSS/Pk0UR21ADZO2hT4PU3hEZYRTFDrz7/bepkPFHdKKHWc0CO5znnVHPDJomgSGvwKanHprv8ijTv73V6Rkxc452RIv3yJV5nAN7AuQIDAQAB

thank you.

Bryon
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Ann Arbor3668, This record has been added.

Mike
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Please add the following TXT record for my domain, wholesale-books-crafts.com:

Name: _amazonses.wholesale-books-crafts.com

Value: jBj83K8KDR7u3I1immqGgodIrYNwb6pc/HSuEclClRQ=

Thank you,
Dick
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Richard3786,  the TXT record has been added.

Mike
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Please add a txt record to our domain - tgkandassoc.com

SPF record: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

Thanks.

Tim
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Hi Tim,  this record has been added.

Mike
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Please add another txt record.

DNS Host name (TXT record name): google._domainkey

TXT record value:
v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQDA3q7SrZ0H7pLMxWo8rl463eiKlM3Tix7MmRsk54Pb5bXS1IH0etPxItYyGuo07dcTwZ7AguPD/fTYLqnguTd7kHvU728SVLhEKeBVSOG5t4U38xDbv66EPAN6zhm4lGUAkwcDqAEScF4AvFQyIcjEiCsYD+b4IFMapoc5r48ogwIDAQAB
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TimK,

This has been added.

Mike
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Please add TXT record for our domain albertygroup.com

MS=ms38012956

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KELLI0919,   This record has been added.

Mike

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Thank you... please add one more TXT record.

v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all

"FYI, we are moving email to office365, but keeping Homestead for our website"

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I just added this record for you.
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I do not see my txt record... can you double check it is there... I am trying to do the Office365 migration tonight.  Thanks.


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TXT @ v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all
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KELLI0919,  Sorry for whatever went wrong yesterday. I have re-added the record this morning. It is now there.

Mike
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I need two text records added for the following domain oliverblumgart.com

_domainkey
o=~; r=postmaster@oliverblumgart.com


oliverblumgart.com._domainkey
k=rsa; t=y; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC/Ip+/2Rdtwqj1ofIARpbz0ERH/n BzJdykmGXnTodFb1DSiKFbo8A4BBB87fVtpPpkbZ0p4ysTC197MatgCAxYCkp3tmP0MmIJBbpOt8zdnb qbAuw8lw8ggJ7tiwq53LT3yNnRaOJRN/02FFCa2elLf8ry3CsUKmR3905LhRPdQQIDAQAB
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Hi Oliver9789,   I've added the two records above. 

Thanks

Mike
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Please add a TXT SPF record for the domain blackhillspatrol.com

"v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all"
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Hi Kenneth1837.  I have added the TXT for you.

Thanks

Drew
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Please add the following txt records:
@
v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all


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Hello randall0093,   The only domain I see on your account is surfaceworksllc.com.  I added the record to that domain. Can you please reply just to confirm this is correct.


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Thanks, I will also need srv records to be added:
SRV 1:
Service _sip
Protocol_tls
Port: 443
Weight: 1
Priority: 100
TTL: 1
 Name: surfaceworksllc.com
Target: sipdir.online.lync.com


SRV 2:
Service: _sipfederationtls
Porotocol: tcp5061
WEight: 1
Priority: 100
TTL: 1 Hour
Name: surfaceworksllc.com
Target: sipfed.online.lync.com




Thanks in advance
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Hi Mike,

Yes this is for the surfacworksllc.com domain
I can already see the changes. 

Thanks

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Hi randall0093,   I'm sorry but our system does not accept SRV records at this time. I'm afraid I won't be able to add those for you.

Mike
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How can I start a domain transfer?

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Please add the following TXT record to checkerspool.com


Type          TXT Name      TXT Value                                                               TTL

TXT             @                   v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all       1 Hour

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Richard0773,  Just letting you know this record has been added. Thanks!

Mike

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Please add the following TXT record for the domain americastalented.com:

Value: v=spf1 mx include:wildapricot.org ~all<br><br>Thanks!<br>
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Dalya8078, 

Just letting you know this record has been added. Thanks!

Mike
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Please add the following TXT record for the domain; RiverheadBeverage.com

google-site-verification=4Vdgss3e1MRhViMsjk7LP_lw4H7NjzwmDqIyfyGX7LU

Thank you
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Good morning Kevin7711,

This record has been added.

Thanks

Drew
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Please add the following to www.gailchianese.com

google-site-verification=faPuceAjHwKLXXxJIokN1jGEHGxGgprhg4TRp4dE40A
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The record has been added. For future reference you can now do this from the domains tab in your account. Go to Advanced DNS settings.
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The record has been added. For future reference you can now do this from the domains tab in your account. Go to Advanced DNS settings.
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Please add to www.jamesguidadental.com
@  MS=ms35475079
I've tried doing it myself but it continually gives me a Server Error.
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It has been added.
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Is it still not possible to add SRV records to the DNS?
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We do not have SRV records in our DNS.
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Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am moving to Office 365 and they need to have you add a TXT address / file ple....

I am moving to Office 365 and they need to have  you add a TXT address / file please
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Hello,

You can use the article above to add a txt record.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change A record.
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Hello,

The above article with show you where to change the advanced DNS of your domain where the A records are.
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Please add the following text records to annarborthriftshop.org's domain

DNS Host name (TXT record name):  google._domainkey

TXT record value:  v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCZLXFhxp0UrFb4xUS9zXlmTzLavs8VxslFcBwFNmf1fRVStunKGCcJYH9Zflp69tng+jvSS/Pk0UR21ADZO2hT4PU3hEZYRTFDrz7/bepkPFHdKKHWc0CO5znnVHPDJomgSGvwKanHprv8ijTv73V6Rkxc452RIv3yJV5nAN7AuQIDAQAB

DNS Host name:  @

TXT record value:  v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

Thank you
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It looks like you got them added.
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Google apps is saying that the DKIM authentication isn't working.  Can you replace the current TXT record value with this one:

v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQDd1DbNHY2rpMv4vX1L/NOyKdMVP+uicAbqC+EI/t9cFa1lPCoep+jS6pLm4c5qhE2+Zs+iT2jTLGbVPDFgR1271TS/15tK4UIP+d/DtyFxhh3xTzNyVRNwVDjGhJiNtPVLBC2P8sjtDsRE+qQ2GynsK+Oq8dz2JlSXV/pK52MEDQIDAQAB
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I think the problem was that you used @ as the host name for both records. In your above post it says to use google._domainkey I believe it is now correct
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Great.  Thanks for your help
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You're welcome
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Please would you help to do the following (as per my email marketing company):
My website is intuitivetouchanimalcare.com 

Thus kindly publish your SPF policy & more importantly include/append/add the below given part to your existing SPF record:-
v=spf1 a mx include:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bmsend.com/">bmsend.com</a> ~all

This will cover ALL the mail servers for Benchmark Email.

Thank you 

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You can add those records on the domain tab of your account, under Advanced DNS settings.
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I saw that but it said it advised not to do this unless you are an experienced / advanced user
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If you need to add a record, that is where you need to do it. Adding a TXT should not cause any harm, but if there is already one there, you will need to remove it.
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I was about to try doing this. It says my website may be disrupted up to 48 hours. I am running a Valentine's Day special. Do you think it might mean people won't be able to view that page of my site and purchase items if I add the TXT right now
? Thank you for you help with this.  
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An SPF record, which you would add as a TXT will not affect your website. This type of record's purpose is to define allowable servers that can send email for your domain. You would have to have already changed your MX records to the new mail host. Have you done that yet?

Do you have any other records, and is it email you are trying to change?
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I'm really just stumbling my way through this. I just thought I was supposed to paste this somewhere but in the middle of trying to figure that out I saw that message.  The reason I am doing this is that I can see where over 400 people are not opening my email newsletters. But they never unsubscribe. So, trying to see if maybe some of those people are just not receiving my emails. I am not trying to change my email address/name, though. 

v=spf1 a mx include:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bmsend.com/">bmsend.com</a>; ~all
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Where did you get this record and do the instructions say anything about it's purpose. This website appears to be an email marketing program and this record may simply be to make sure that their servers are able to send using your domain name. Do you have the instructions they provided you, so we can make sure. Are you signing up for this email marketing service?
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My email marketing service supplied me with this record. They gave this to me when I told them that over 400 people are not opening my emails. They said those people may not be able to receive my emails. 

This was what my email marketing company sent me:

Kindly be informed that as per your request, I have checked your account and found that you are sending email campaigns using domain "intuitivetouchanimalcare.com" and observed that there is NO active SPF/TXT record published for your domain name. This tends to affect deliverability adversely. Email authentication can help your email marketing campaigns look more reputable, which helps your deliverability to the inbox.

Thus kindly publish your SPF policy & more importantly include/append/add the below given part to your existing SPF record:-

v=spf1 a mx include:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bmsend.com/">bmsend.com</a> ~all

This will cover ALL the mail servers for Benchmark Email.

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I see. So there is an SPF record, but is for our servers and allows you to more safely send emails from your Homestead account. For this application, they want to add their SPF record to your domain. This should allow you to send more reliably from their service and should not affect our service. Go ahead and add it as a TXT record and wait for at least 30 minutes, then use your Homestead email to send some test messages to various personal, family or friends email addresses, just to make sure you can still send without issue.

This should not affect your receiving email at your Homestead account, so you won't need to be concerned about that.
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I apologize for all the questions but was hoping yoiu could clarify for me..when I look a the homestead site for DNS settings (I think that's where I'm supposed to be), am I deleting what is in those variousu boxes and pasting what my email service sent to me? Or, am I supposed to paste in onto the end of what is already there? Thank you
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No problem. There are no limits on questions. In this case you will use Add new TXT record. Then under name use @ and under value/ copy/paste your record. Do not change or delete the existing one.
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I appreciate your patience and expertise!

 So I tried it and got this msg but I went ahead and submitted. I was just looking over the msg from my marketing company and noticed something I hadn't before. I am going to paste that underneath the msg that came up from Homestead when I did the TXT add:

TXT Records

@ value will be v=spf1 a mx include:bmsend.com ~all

Editing your @ TXT Record may adversely affect your email service by increasing the likelihood that email you send will be marked as spam by receiving services. Please verify that this action is desired before confirming.

Cancel

From email marketing company:

The main reason behind adding/including Our domain "bmsend.com" in Your SPF record is "To make the ISP's aware that the Benchmark Email Mail Servers are ALLOWED to Send mails on Your behalf. Thus do Not consider it as Spoofing/Spamming"

Steps to publish the DNS TXT/SPF record for your domain:-

The registered contact for your domain should raise the support request with the respective Domain Registrar, from where the domain was registered.
In the support request/ticket, it should be clearly mentioned that the Domain Registrar should publish appropriate DNS TXT/SPF record.
If Domain Registrar does Not provide this facility, then the Web/Email Hosting Company should be contacted for the same reasons.
In the support request, kindly remember to mention that our domain <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bmsend.com/">bmsend.com</a> should be included as "include:<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bmsend.com/">bmsend.com</a>"

ALso, how soon should I assume these changes have taken effect? I was going to send out a promo for Valentine's Day shortly to those people who haven't been opening my emails.

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Ok, that is more information. Can you wait for a bit while I confirm some things. I have not seen this done this way before. I want to do a bit more research.
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Sure-thank you!
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I'll let you know when I have confirmed by commenting here again.
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Hello. I just wanted to pop in and see if there had been any update? THanks so much for all of your help. 
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I'm sorry, I thought I updated this topic. I got a record in there in a format that the system would take. It isn't exactly as you provided, so have your email marketers check the DNS. Our mail people say it should work.

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