Why Add a TXT Record?
Adding a TXT record to your domain's DNS zone file will allow for the verification that you own and maintain the domain.
Before You Start
Before you can create a TXT record, you'll need to:
- Have the ability to modify the DNS records for your organisation's domain, or contact the appropriate person who can.
- Identify your domain host/registrar if you don't know it already.
- Here are some steps Google offers to help with this issue: Identify Your Domain Host
- Obtain the unique TXT record that will be applicable for each domain within your account (excluding the primary domain which is verified by email).
- To obtain your TXT record, follow the steps for Adding a Root Domain. Step 6 will provide you the TXT record you'll need to add to your DNS records.
Creating a TXT Record
After you've obtained your unique TXT record, you can add it to your DNS records.
TXT Record Instructions for Specific Domain Registrars
The instructions for this will vary depending on your domain registrar or host. We've included links to various popular domain registrars below (all links open in a new window).
- AWS Route53: Adding a TXT Record to Your Domain's DNS Server
- BlueHost: Add a New DNS Record
- Cloudflare: See example below, or visit Cloudflare's knowledge base
- GoDaddy Add a TXT Record
- Google Domains: Verify Your Domain: Add a TXT Verification Record
- Hover: How to Edit DNS Records
- Name: Adding a TXT Record
- Namecheap: How Do I Add TXT Records
- United Domains: How to Set Up a TXT Record on a Domain Name
- Wix: Adding or Updating TXT Records in Your Wix Account
- Krystal: Adding or Updating TXT Records in Your Krystal Account
- Fasthosts: Adding or Updating TXT Records in Your Fasthosts Account
Please reach out to your domain registrar if your specific registrar isn't listed above or if you're unsure how to create the TXT record on your DNS settings.