DKIM, or DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a way to authenticate your email, ensuring it genuinely came from your domain and that email truly originates from you.
Domain names connected to your hosting control panel and pointed to our network via the Skystra nameservers will automatically have a DKIM record in your DNS zone and enabled. You do not need to perform the steps below and no further action is required on your part.
If you are using an external DNS and/or CDN provider (Cloudflare, etc.) – you have to add your DKIM record as a DNS entry to have it enabled on your domain name, using the steps indicated below.
1. Log in to your hosting control panel
2. From the top menu, next to the Domain: field and select the domain name you want to manage
3. Click on the DNS Zones button
4. Locate the x._domainkey entry – this is your DKIM entry, keep your browser window open here
5. Open a new browser window, and log in to your external DNS and/or CDN customer portal account
6. Go to manage the DNS zones for your domain name and select to add a new TXT record (DKIM records are added as TXT records in DNS zones)
7. Enter the name of the DKIM record, which will always be: x._domainkey
8. Enter the content of the DKIM record, indicated under the Value column, next to the x._domainkey entry. For example, from the screenshot above, the entire DKIM value would be:
v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEA1tAQRdCowSsKUFaqKg/eSGxgl6zF7/I7tFxQ2Qlh6hlrame+dV+uOjO3pEJ+QEwk9IcXjhuHvYktsPME5s1+D8NzRBWJdxOaM9N2tXst7gy5AwAOALAt9TGFg5kYMpNlSlo9s95mafTiDtXD0AuCbHzleakY8RwHgVIEEXu6jsp9QEMJeC6QoYd/CvZ9Y0qg9pParC7AWZyuIvH0eJTclZ/Zn2A2oC+wWS21bX4/BnyPCX3UlzasazIwHJeg1BAog47PF00c/gqB4sQrkyhBuJqH8FCUqVSC+7X0JkUAf4rzv9WQKURIFXWhNM+SVD17odrBxkGwrJvM2z0t2lNIvQIDAQAB
Important: You will see your DKIM recorded on your hosting control panel indicated within quotations ” ” – do NOT put these quotations in when inputting the content of your DKIM record at your DNS/CDN provider.
9. Save your TXT record to enable DKIM on your domain name at your DNS/CDN provider