This guide will explain how to add a TXT record into DNS, TXT records are used to help prevent emails going into spam and proving ownership of a domain.
TXT are public records that are visible on the Internet via DNS look ups, to prove domain ownership companies will often ask for a TXT record to be added into a DNS zone file
TL;DR TXT records can be added in cPanel via cPanel > Zone Editor > Manage > Add TXT Record > Save Record
To complete this will require having a cPanel account and a TXT record for a primary domain, this guide adds a “test TXT record” this should be replaced with the TXT record provided for email or validation purposes
How to add a TXT record into DNS using cPanels Zone Editor
1/ Search for Zone Editor
In cPanel search for ‘Zone Editor’ in the top right search bar and click on Zone Editor from the search results
2/ Click on Manage
The Zone Editor will show all domains inside the cPanel account, locate the Domain requiring the MX record adding and click Manage on the right hand side
3/ Add TXT Records
In the Zone Editor there is dropdown menu next to the Add Record option, click the dropdown arrow and select ‘TXT’ Record from the list of options
4/ Add TXT Record Details
In the Name section add the primary domain with a full stop (Tip: copy & paste this from another entry), the TTL can be set to the same as other TXT record and paste in the TXT record. If it contains spaces put the record in “double quotes”. Click Save Record.
5/ Cpanel Confirmation
cPanel will confirm that the TXT records have been successfully added. It is advisable to wait up to 24 hours to allow for DNS Propagation before validating
The TXT record will now be visible in DNS and if a website has asked for this to be added to confirm ownership after allowing for propagation this can be verified