Adding DNS Records to Verify Your Domain

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By Usama Ahmad

updated 11 days ago

Domain Authentication

You will need to add certain records to your DNS provider to allow app.atarim.io to send emails using your domain.

Why We Require Domain Authentication

Creating great copy means nothing if your messages don’t make it to the People you’re trying to reach. Although it’s just one piece of the deliverability puzzle (along with your copy and overall reputation), authenticating the domains you use to send email from app.atarim.io can help your messages reach your users. 

In addition to improving email deliverability, authenticating your sending domains in app.atarim.io will also let you control the appearance of your tracked links. 

Setting up Domain Authentication

To set up basic authentication you’ll need to add four DNS records at your DNS hosting provider for any domain you wish to send from using your account:

MX Records: Two MX records are necessary for delivering email to your domain. MX (Mail Exchange) records identify which mail servers accept incoming email for your domain.

SPF Record: One TXT record that allows app.atarim.io to sign emails sent on your behalf. SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records identify which IP addresses are allowed to send email using your domain.

DKIM Record: One TXT record that allows app.atarim.io to sign emails sent on your behalf. DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) signatures ensure that the message that arrives at the inbox provider is identical to the message that you sent.

Each domain you choose to authenticate must first be used in the Inbox Email Address that is configured in your account. Once added, each domain will be assigned its own values for the DNS records that need to be added to your DNS host.

To see these values, follow the Settings link in the left-hand menu in your agency dashboard account, choose Email settings from the list of settings types and then go to the domain authentication tab:

 

This is where you will see the MX, SPF, and DKIMs records you need to add to your domain’s DNS records in order to authenticate your domain.

Firstly you have to copy these records and paste these records into your domain DNS settings and adding MX record, SPF record and DKIM record. After you add all the records in your domain, you have to go back to agency dashboard and Click on Verify Domain.

Note : It takes up to maximum 72 hours for the domain propagation, if it does not verify quickly, kindly wait for 72 hours and click on Verify Domain Button again after 72 hours and your domain will be verified with green check on three of the records. If it does verify after 72 hours, you may have to contact your domain provider.

Example: Setting up on GoDaddy Domain

Adding MX records

Here i am taking an example of adding MX records in GoDaddy domain.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. 
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select MX.
  6. Enter the details for your MX records from Email settings inside Agency dashboard : 
  7. For mxa:
    • Host: atarimio5125
    • Points to: mxa.mailgun.org
    • Priority: 10
    • TTL: 60 minutes or 1 hour
  8. For mxb:
    • Host: atarimio5125
    • Points to: mxb.mailgun.org
    • Priority: 10
    • TTL: 60 minutes or 1 hour
  9. Select Save to save your new MX record.

Add an SPF record

An SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record is a type of TXT record in your DNS zone file. SPF records help identify which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. Adding an SPF record can help detect and prevent spammers from sending email messages with forged From addresses on your domain.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select TXT.
  6. Enter the details for your SPF record:
    • Host: atarimio5125
    • TXT Value: v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all
    • TTL: 60 minutes or 1 hour
  7. Select Save to save your new SPF record.

Please allow up to 72 hours for your changes to take full effect globally.

Add DKIM record

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3.  Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select TXT.
  6. Enter the details for your DKIM record:
    • Host: atarimio5125
    • TXT Value: Copy this full string record from Agency dashboard as shown in screenshot below:
    • TTL: 60 minutes or 1 hour
    • After you have added these records to your DNS host and they have had time to propagate, you will need to click the Verify domain button. We will verify that the records are in place and you’ll see the results of our check.

Resources

For your convenience, here is a list of links to the instructions for adding DNS records at commonly used hosts:

Note : It takes up to maximum 72 hours for the domain propagation, if it does not verify quickly, kindly wait for 72 hours and click on Verify Domain Button again after 72 hours and your domain will be verified with green check on three of the records. If it does verify after 72 hours, you may have to contact your domain provider.

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