Frequent Questions: Simple Hosting - DNS

My registrar does not allow me to add a TXT record in the DNS zone file of my domain name.

Some registrars, when you use their DNS servers and manage the domain name DNS zone file on their control panel, do not support TXT records, which are required for adding a virtualhost to your Simple Hosting instance.

There are two ways to solve this issue:

  • Transfer your domain name to a registrar which allows TXT records in the DNS zone file when using their DNS servers (why, yes, Gandi DNS servers are able to manage TXT records), OR
  • Use external DNS servers. There are some DNS providers that can manage only the DNS servers for your domain name and allow the TXT records in their DNS zone file management interface.