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What Is a TXT Record

A TXT Record is a resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that is used to hold readable text information about a particular hostname/zone provided to sources outside your domain.

You can put any text you want within a TXT Record but commonly, it is used to verify domain ownership or to set up a Sender Policy Framework.

A domain may have several TXT Records with a specific syntax for each. The most common syntax used in TXT Records is Owner TTL Class Text.

Refer to the table below to know what this syntax means.

Owner This is the host for your domain. This is automatically added in DNS services at Crazy Domains, unless you specify a subdomain.
TTL Standard DNS Time to Live field. This indicates how long the TXT Record will be cached on a DNS server. This is automatically added in DNS services at Crazy Domains.
Class Standard DNS Class field. This is always IN, and is automatically added in DNS services at Crazy Domains.
Text Free form text of any type. The maximum length is 255 characters and may contain any printable ASCII symbols.

How to Add or Update TXT Records

Before making changes to your DNS, you need to ensure that you're using the correct Name Servers for your domain name.

Then, depending on which Name Servers you're using, you can update TXT Records for your domain name using the guides below:

Note: For UK users, TXT Records and all other Premium DNS features are granted for every domain registration without the need to upgrade, as per Registry policies.

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