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Add a TXT Record

A TXT (Text) 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.

You can create multiple TXT records, but their cumulative lengths cannot exceed 512 characters.

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

How you now access the DNS manager will depend on the view of your account:

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS.
  2. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select TXT from the menu.
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Host: Enter the host name for the TXT record. For example, type @ to map the record directly to your domain name, or enter the subdomain of your host name (labeled Host), such as www or ftp.
    • TXT Value: Enter the value you want to assign to the record.
    • Select how long the server should cache the information. This is called TTL (Time to Live).
  4. Click Save.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click on the domain name you want to use.
  2. Select the DNS Zone File tab.
  3. Click Edit:
  4. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select TXT from the menu.
  5. Complete the following fields:
    • Host: Enter the host name for the TXT record. For example, type @ to map the record directly to your domain name, or enter the subdomain of your host name (labeled Host), such as www or ftp.
    • TXT Value: Enter the value you want to assign to the record.
    • Select how long the server should cache the information. This is called TTL (Time to Live).
  6. Click Save.

Domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select TXT from the menu.
  4. Complete the following fields:
    • Host: Enter the host name for the TXT record. For example, type @ to map the record directly to your domain name, or enter the subdomain of your host name (labeled Host), such as www or ftp.
    • TXT Value: Enter the value you want to assign to the record.
    • Select how long the server should cache the information. This is called TTL (Time to Live).
  5. Click Save.

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