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TXT record values

When you add a TXT record to your domain's DNS settings, you enter specific values depending on what you're using the TXT record for. Below are the values to use when configuring TXT records for various uses with Google services.

You enter these values at your domain host, not in your Google Admin console. Note also that some hosts use different labels for the name and value fields. 

Use case Name/Host/Alias Time to Live (TTL*) Record Type Value/Answer/Destination
Domain verification Blank or @ 3600 TXT Your unique security token provided in the Google Admin console's verification instructions.

The token is a 68-character string that begins with google-site-verification=, followed by 43 additional characters.

For example: google-site-verification=
rXOxyZounnZasA8Z7oaD3c14JdjS9aKSWvsR1EbUSIQ
Subdomain verification The name of your subdomain.
If your subdomain is sub.domain.com, write "sub" for the Host.
3600 TXT Your unique security token provided in the Admin console's verification instructions.

The token is a 68-character string that begins with google-site-verification=, followed by 43 additional characters.

For example: google-site-verification=
rXOxyZounnZasA8Z7oaD3c14JdjS9aKSWvsR1EbUSIQ
SPF record Blank or @ 3600 TXT "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all"

to authorize Google mail servers.
To authorize an additional mail server, add the server's IP address before just before the ~all argument using the format ip4:address or ip6:address. (See the OpenSPF project site for more details on the SPF format.)
DKIM signing Text from the DNS Host name (TXT record name) field in the Google Admin console 3600 TXT Text from the TXT record value field in the Admin console.
DMARC authentication _dmarc 3600 TXT "v=DMARC1; p=quarantine\; pct=100\; rua=mailto:postmaster@your_domain.com"

To allow third-party recipients to monitor, quarantine, or reject all the messages that claim to be from "your_domain.com" and fail the DMARC checks. You must replace "your_domain.com" with your own domain name. Daily aggregate reports will be sent to "postmaster@your_domain.com" (You'll need to specify a valid email address to receive reports for your domain).

* The TTL is the number of seconds before subsequent changes to the TXT record go into effect. Learn more

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