TXT records

When do I use a TXT record?

A TXT record is a type of resource record that is often used to show providers (google, office365, web hosts, etc.) that you are the owner of a domain name.

Can I have an example?

Here are a couple examples:

  • Use @ to represent the bare domain (“example.com”):
@ 10800 IN TXT "whatever the text is you need to add"
  • Use the name of a subdomain, such as something (“something.example.com”):
something 10800 IN TXT "insert information here"

You will replace “something” in the above example with your actual subdomain. The most common is www.