For those of you that use DNS Made Easy as your DNS provider, here are brief instructions for adding a DMARC record. If your domain has been added through one of their partners, you’ll manage your DNS records through that hosting partner.
- Create your domain’s DMARC record.
- When you have created and verified your DMARC record, log in to your DNS Made Easy control panel.
- Navigate to Managed DNS and select your domain.
- Click on the plus icon under the TXT Record section and complete the following steps:
- The name field is the host for your domain which is actually a computer within your domain. Your domain name is automatically appended to your name. If you are trying to make a record for the system www.example.com. Then all you enter in the text box for the name value is www. Note: If you leave the name field blank it will default to the root domain.
- In the Value field, enter your DMARC record.
- In the TTL field, enter the amount of time your record will stay in the cache on systems requesting your record (resolving nameservers, browsers, etc.). The TTL is set in seconds, so 60 is one minute. Systems that have a static IP should usually have a TTL of 1800 or higher. Systems that have a dynamic IP should usually have a TTL of 1800 or less. The lower the TTL the more often a client will need to query the name servers for your host’s (record’s) IP address; this will result in higher query traffic for your domain name. Whereas a very high TTL can cause downtime when you need to switch your IPs quickly.
- Click Add and you’re done!
You can verify that your DMARC record is properly published using our DMARC Record Checker. Note: it may take up to 48-hours before your record propagates, dependent on your DNS host.
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