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What is the TXT record?

Any text information can be stored in the TXT record. TXT corresponds to the abbreviation for Text.

With TXT records, you can verify the domain name property rights for some services. The SPFDK, DKIM and DMARC keys are published in TXT records.

A domain name may have several TXT records.

Querying TXT record

For example, you can use the nslookup command in Windows to access record TXT, while under Linux the host command.

Example of a Windows-based nslookup query:

nslookup -q=TXT dotroll.com
Server:  google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address:  8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
dotroll.com     text =

        "google-site-verification=NMkDYF4JGT5YCQTQKfHvfBTFeg_TOfsYjZIowHSpKFU"
dotroll.com     text =

        "yandex-verification: 66da9e054ee4bea9"
dotroll.com     text =

        "v=spf1 mx a:staffmx.dotroll.com a:staffmx1.dotroll.com ip4:80.77.113.20 ip4:80.77.113.30 ip4:185.33.52.53 a:admin.dotroll.com a:online1.int.dotroll.com ~all"

Example of Linux based host query:

host -t TXT dotroll.com
dotroll.com descriptive text "v=spf1 mx a:staffmx.dotroll.com a:staffmx1.dotroll.com ip4:80.77.113.20 ip4:80.77.113.30 ip4:185.33.52.53 a:admin.dotroll.com a:online1.int.dotroll.com ~all"
dotroll.com descriptive text "google-site-verification=NMkDYF4JGT5YCQTQKfHvfBTFeg_TOfsYjZIowHSpKFU"
dotroll.com descriptive text "yandex-verification: 66da9e054ee4bea9"

TXT record format

Fields name Description
Name this field contains the domain or subdomain name.
TTL this field contains record lifetime in seconds. This is the time until the entry is stored in the resolver.
TXT record contains the text

Adding TXT record

  1. Sign in with https://admin.dotroll.com with your username and password
  2. In the top menu bar, click the Domains / My Domains menu.
  3. Select the domain name for which you want to make the change and then click on it.
  4. In the Manage box on the left, select Manage DNS.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Add.
    • In the first field, you can enter a subdomain name, or leave blank
    • the TTL value can be selected in the second field, but typically the default is 1 hour
    • select TXT from the next drop-down list.
    • enter the text in the last field.
  6. Then click Save Changes.
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