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What is a TXT Record?

A TXT Record is a resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to hold some 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 in setting up a Sender Policy Framework. A domain may have several TXT Records.

This is the common syntax used in TXT Records: Owner TTL Class Text.

Below is an explanation of what this syntax means.

Owner This is the host for your domain. This is automatically added using the DNS services at Aust 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 using the DNS services at Aust Domains.
Class Standard DNS Class field. This is always IN, and is added automatically using the DNS services at Aust Domains.
Text Free form text of any type. The maximum length is 255 characters, and it may contain any printable ASCII symbols.

Click here to learn how to update a TXT Record for your domain name.

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