Create a TXT Record

TXT records contain human-readable information that refers to a system in a data center, a network, or the contact details of an administrator. A TXT record is limited to a string of 255 characters. You can add multiple strings to a TXT record, with or without double quotes surrounding the strings.

A TXT record consists of the following data:

  • Name: The root domain or the hostname for which you want to add the information.

  • TTL: The time duration, in seconds, for which a record can be retained in the recursive resolver’s cache.

  • Target: Single or multiple strings in a human-readable format.

When creating TXT records, consider the following limitations:

  • Multiple TXT records are allowed per Name.

  • Coexistence with NS records is not permitted.

In this tutorial, you will create a TXT record that provides the system administrator’s email address admin@mail1.host.com

TYPE NAME TARGET TTL PROXY

TXT

@

admin@mail1.host.com

1200

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Use EdjConsole

  1. Log into EdjConsole.

  2. Switch to the organization associated with the domain you want to add the record.

    View Selector

  3. Navigate to Main Menu > Domains.
    The Domain page displays.

    domain full select

  4. Click on a domain.
    The Domain Attributes page displays.

  5. Click Create Record.

  6. Enter the following details:

  7. Click Create.

    The TXT record is added to the list of resource records for the domain.

Use EdjCLI

  1. Log into EdjCLI.

    edjx login
    Username: <string>
    ✔ Password: **********█
    Logged in successfully
    root@edjx:~ #
  2. Switch to the organization associated with the domain you want to add the record.

    edjx config organization -i
  3. Select the domain to add the record.

    edjx config domain -i
  4. Create the TXT record.

    root@edjx:~ # edjx domain records create @ TXT admin@mail1.host.com 1200
    Record created successfully.
    Record ID: 816995db-8f1e-49ba-9c6b-db98c3d759ab
  5. List the domain records.

    root@edjx:~ # edjx domain records list
    ID                                    Name  Type  Target                 TTL   Proxy  Created By  Created On
    816995db-8f1e-49ba-9c6b-db98c3d759ab  @     TXT   admin@mail1.host.com   1200  false  edjdocs     2022-03-10 07:55:27.954 -0700 MST

See edjx domain records create for additional details.