How to Add Advanced Text Records to Your No-IP Domain
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How to Add Advanced Text Records to Your No-IP Domain


Hi my name is Ryan and thank you for watching
this No-IP support video. Today’s video is designed to show our users
how to add advanced TXT records to your domains and hostnames. These records can be added to any Plus Managed
DNS or Enhanced DNS accounts. When you login to your account you will be
able to manage your hostnames under the “Hosts/Redirects” tab of your account. From here you will be able to click “Modify”
next your domain or hostname you would like to add the TXT record to. For this example we will add the records to
the root domain. Once you are in the Modify screen you will
see links under “Advanced Records” where you are able to add different types of records. Clicking on the TXT link will allow you to
add generic TXT records to your domain like account verifications. In this example we will add a Google verification
record. If you need to add multiple records you will
want to make sure you are separating the records with quotation marks to make sure the records
are added properly. As you can see we have our verification record
and our other record separated out. This screen will also allow you to chose a
different hostname if you would like these TXT records added to another hostname. Once you have added the records you will finalize
it with the “Update” button, you will get a green success message letting you know
that the record has been added. To add an SPF record you will want to click
on the “SPF” link which will take you to a screen which will provide you assistance
in generating your record based on certain parameters. Answering the questions will auto generate
an SPF record for your domain. You can also manually add an SPF record towards
the bottom of the screen by submitting the record within quotation marks like we did
when adding TXT records. Then finalize the addition of your record
by clicking on “Add SPF record” and then “Update” were you will get a green success
message. You can also add SPF records within the TXT
link. The next record will be a DKIM record which
can be added under the DKIM link. From here you will just need to add the sector
for your record and value you want tied to it. If you need to you can also edit the DomainKey
Policy and ADSP for your record. For this record we will use default as the
selector and value as the fake value on the page. Clicking “Create” will finalize the record
and you will get a green success message when this is done. As for the SRV Record that will be added under
the SRV link. Clicking on that link will bring you to the
create record screen where you can add the service name, protocol, priority, weight,
target, port, and TTL. For this example we will use myservice, TLS
protocol, leave priority and weight as the default, have the target as the domain we
are using, port as 8080 and leave the default TTL of 300 seconds. Submit will create that record for you and
you will be able to see the full record father down the page. The final record is an IPv6 record and that
can be created by clicking on the IPv6 link in your account. When under the creation screen you will be
able to choose the domain name and the hostname you would like this record to be tied to. If you would like the record to be tied to
the root domain you can denote that with a dash “-” we will do that in this example. Then you will simply add your IPv6 address
and click the submit button to create that record. Again it will be confirmed by the green success
message and will appear lower on the screen. To see TXT, SPF, and DKIM records you will
be able to see under the TXT link of your domain. The IPv6 address can be seen in your list
of hostnames. The SRV record is only to be seen under the
SVR link. You can also check to see if your records
are properly propagated by using whatsmydns.net. This site will check propagation of almost
any record tied to a domain or hostname, you simply need to type in the domain or hostname
and chose the record you would like to check for. When checking for the A Record you can see
the IP address we have tied to the domain. You can see the Quad A or IPv6 record we have
tied to the domain by changing the filter. As for the TXT, and SPF records, those can
be seen under the TXT filter. For the SVR record you will need to use the
hostname you created for the record and chose the SVR filter to make sure that is resolving. You can also use mxtoobox.com to check the
propagation status of these records. One record type that you will not be able
to add is any record with special characters like an underscore. This can be an issue with some TXT records
and DMARC records. On screen I have a LetsEncrypyt SSL verification
record and a DMARC record as examples of records that include the underscore. Even though this is not something you are
able to create on the front end we are able to create these record types for you. To have these records added to your domain
you will just need to create a support ticket, you can open a ticket through our knowledge
base at www.noip.com/support, or open the page directly by going to www.noip.com/ticket. Once at the ticket screen you will just need
to fill in the information requested including, domain or hostname, subject, account type,
and the request which will be to add these records to your domain. In order for our support team to make this
change for you and get this done as quickly as possible you will need to verify the account
in the ticket. You can verify the account with the last form
of payment which will either be the last four digits of a credit card or the email address
tied to a PayPal account. You can also verify the account with the answer
to the security question you would have had to create for your account. To verify the CNAME records have been added
you can see them in your account under the Hosts/Redirects page and you will be able
to edit the record if need be. The DMARC record can be seen under the TXT
link however unfortunately you are not able to edit this record but you can remove it. Once we have added these records you will
be able to check there resolving with the same tool, you will need to use the full hostname
or record selector to make sure you are able to see these resolving correctly. Thank you for watching this No-IP Support
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