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I'm trying to set up DKIM with google apps, and I need to set a TXT record in order for it to work.

The instructions give a TXT name and a TXT value to put in the record, but I see no mention of a TXT name anywhere.. just the "TXT Record".

Where would I put the "google._domainkey" TXT name?

asked 07 Mar '11, 04:59

Acorn
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edited 07 Mar '11, 05:27


TXT records are implemented a little differently, so a bit of extra work is needed. What you'll need to do is:

  1. Add '_domainkey' and 'google._domainkey' subdomains to the domain you're setting up DKIM with
  2. Add a new TXT record for these new domains. The value should be TXT value given by Google Apps.

I'll also open an internal ticket to have this added to our documentation.

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answered 07 Mar '11, 05:11

David L ♦♦
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edited 07 Mar '11, 05:18

Thanks for the quick answer! Are you saying I need to set up 2 sub-domains? or just google._domainkey? (I assume you meant to write "google._domainkey" rather than "google._domain")

(07 Mar '11, 05:15) Acorn

D'oh! Damn typos! I've updated my post.

I've always set up both domains, but I believe it should work by just setting up a single "google._domainkey" subdomain.

(07 Mar '11, 05:18) David L ♦♦

By the way, it's working fine with just a "google._domainkey" subdomain!

(07 Mar '11, 05:28) Acorn

I just tried to add google._domainkey.mail.mydomain.com as a subdomain and got an error.

(01 Jun '11, 13:37) kevinburke

@David L - I'm also trying to do this but it won't accept the name _domainkey. I get the following error "Domain names may only contain English letters, digits, dots and hyphens" - is this a recent restriction?

(01 Jul '11, 17:51) JasonC

Are you adding a new domain name or editing an existing one and adding a sub-domain? You should be editing and adding a sub-domain object.

(01 Jul '11, 18:13) johns
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