Is it possible to delegate a Homestead subdomain to another DNS provider?

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Still working on getting MailChimp to authenticate dkim with Homestead.  They suggested creating a subdomain and then delegating that subdomain to a different DNS provider that allows the use of an underscore "_" in the needed cname entry.  Is this even possible?  Thank you!
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In order to do what they want you to do, barring an alternate method, you would need to use the nameservers of a different company. Then put our DNS records in the other company nameservers.I do not know if you can find a free DNS service for this or not.
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So I have created a subdomain on my site (newsletters.cotwcanada.com), and then at another company I have created www.newsletters.cotwcanada.com.  To delegate my homestead subdomain, you're saying I need to put the homestead DNS records into the other company's nameservers?
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I am not sure what they are telling you to do. www is a subdomain as is newsletters. You should not be able to add 2 subdomains. Also, DNS for a domain can only be managed by the company whose nameservers you are using, which currently is ours. Do you have the specific instructions they provided to you on this procedure?

And they don't offer any alternate method to verify the domain?
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Here's the procedure they have provided.  http://sesblog.amazon.com/post/Tx18THES39W68A3/DKIM-Troubleshooting-Series-Introduction-to-DKIM-and-First-DNS-Hurdles

This is an Amazon document that lays out the instructions as though you were going to use their DNS servers.  It shouldn't be a big deal to use another DNS provider, I don't think.  Here's the paragraph that I'm trying to figure out:

"A second alternative is to use a subdomain (such as sales.ses-example.com in our case) for email sending and to delegate that to a DNS provider, such as Amazon Route 53, that correctly allows underscores in CNAME records. You can then perform the domain verification and DKIM verification processes on the subdomain, using the same steps as you did on the main domain. Emails will be DKIM signed, but the “From” address will contain the subdomain (in our case, the “From” address will be <any-local-part>@sales.ses-example.com)."

I really appreciate the help!  Mostly I don't want to lose my mailing list on MailChimp when Gmail decided to call my monthly newsletters spam.  Thanks!
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I'm going to need to do some research on this.
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No problem.  It may be too that Homestead doesn't provide a way to delegate a subdomain.  I really wish there was a way to just use an underscore.
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Homestead resells domains for the register we use. Given our nameservers, the registrar doesn't allow for the use of underscores. I am checking with them to see if they have a workaround.

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