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Posts Tagged ‘what is a TXT record?’

Creating or Updating TXT Records

A TXT record is an informational record you can use to provide additional information about the named service. You can use a TXT record to include notes about a host, or you can format it to provide technical information to servers. Using the “name=value” format, where the characters preceding the first “=” sign are the name, and everything after the first “=” sign is the value, you can enter up to 255 characters.

NOTE: You can create multiple TXT records, but the cumulative length cannot exceed 512 characters.

To Create or Update a TXT Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain name to update.
  4. In the Total DNS section, click Total DNS Control.
  5. Click Add New TXT Record or click  for an existing record you want to edit.
  6. Complete the following, and then click OK:
    • TXT Name — The host name for the TXT record. You can enter @ to map the record directly to your domain name, or enter the subdomain of your host name (for example, www, ftp, etc.).
    • TXT Value — The value you want to assign to the record.
    • TTL — How long the server should cache the information.