Add a TXT record
A TXT record (short for text record) is an informational DNS record used to associate a string of text to a host or other name. They're commonly added to a domain's zone file to verify domain ownership, complete SSL verification, and create email sender policies, such as SPF records and DMARC policies.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select an individual domain to access the Domain Settings page.
- Select DNS to view your DNS records.
- Select Add New Record and then select TXT from the Type menu.
- Enter the details for your new TXT record.
- Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as mail.
- Value: The text string for the record. This is usually provided by your SSL, hosting, or email provider. The Value must follow these guidelines:
- Maximum 1024 characters are allowed
- Only ASCII characters are allowed
- TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
- (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
- Select Save to add your new record. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
- If your domain has Domain Protection, you'll need to verify your identity. If you've had 2-step verification (2SV) turned on for at least 24 hours, enter the code we sent via SMS, or enter the code from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password we sent to your registrant email address.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- Edit an existing TXT record if you need to make any changes.
- Check out how TXT records can be used as an SPF record to help prevent email spoofing.
- Get started with professional email and stay connected to your community.