Managing TXT Records

With a TXT record, you can provide any additional information about your domain. This information is stored in the DNS zone.

Your changes are effective at 1&1 IONOS immediately. However, it can take up to 1 hour for the change to take effect externally due to the decentralized structure of the Domain Name System.

Adding a TXT Record

You can add a TXT record to your domain right in the Control Panel.

  • Log in to 1&1 IONOS.
  • For the desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

  • Click Add Record and select TXT under Type.

  • In the Host name field, specify the desired host, such as www or @. The @ character is used as a wildcard in this case and ensures that the domain is called with www and all subdomains.

  • In the Value field, type the text you want, such as a Google security token to confirm your domain or subdomain.

  • Optional: Select the desired TTL. By default, your settings are immediately active.

  • Click Save. The TXT record has now been added.

Editing TXT Records

Existing TXT records are displayed in the DNS section of the respective domain. You can edit any TXT record in this area at any time.

  • Log in to 1&1 IONOS and go to the Domains & SSL section.
  • For the desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

  • For the desired TXT record, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select Edit record.
  • In the Host name field, specify the desired host, such as www or @. The @ character is used as a wildcard in this case and ensures that the domain is called with www and all subdomains.
  • In the Value field, type the text you want, such as a Google security token to confirm your domain or subdomain.
  • Optional: Select the desired TTL. By default, your settings are immediately active.
  • Click Save.

Deleting TXT Records

You can delete a TXT record at any time.

  • Log in to 1&1 IONOS and go to the Domains & SSL section.
  • For the desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.
  • For the desired TXT record, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select Delete record.
  • Confirm the deletion process by clicking on Delete. The TXT record is deleted.

Checking TXT Records of a Domain

You can check the TXT records of a domain on the website dnschecker.