In this video we’ll show you how to create a TXT record.
A TXT record can be used for multiple reasons, for example, you may need to set one up to verify your domain name with Google Apps.
Or perhaps you need to set up a Domain keys record to verify your domain name with your email client.
In order to create your TXT record, you will need to make sure that your name servers are pointing to 123 Reg.
To do this, have a look in your 123 Reg control panel and select the domain name that you own and then click on manage.
Click on change nameservers and just here you will see your nameservers.
If they look like this, then they are set to 123 Reg.
If you see anything else in these boxes then you will need to click this button.
Please note that these changes can take up to 24-48 hours to propagate.
If your domain name is pointing to a 3rd party hosting provider, this can cause interruption with your website.
For more information on changing your nameservers, check out this support video and FAQ.
Let’s begin setting up your TXT record.
To begin, log into your 123 Reg control panel.
In the domain name section, select your domain name using the drop-down menu.
Now click on the manage button.
In the Advanced domain settings menu, click on manage DNS.
Select the Advanced DNS tab and this is where you can begin setting up your TXT record.
Using the drop-down menu, select TXT/SPF.
In the Hostname field, enter in the record you have been provided with.
This will be different depending on why you are setting up the record.
To authorise Google Apps, just enter an @ symbol.
And if you are using it to verify with Microsoft Office for example, then you’ll need to enter the record name that they provide you.
In this field, type in your TXT record.
This could be a verification code, or again a TXT record that has been provided to you.
Once you’ve done this, just click on add.
That’s it, your TXT record has now been set up.
If you need to edit your TXT record at any time, just click on the pencil icon next to the record and then click on the tick once you’re finished.