Bookerville Vacation Rental Software
Vacation Rental Software Free Trial
 HOME   BLOG   SOFTWARE   SOLUTIONS   CLIENTS   COMPANY   RESOURCES   PRICING  | LOGIN 

 

How to Set an SPF Record for a Domain Registered with GoDaddy


Posted Sep 23, 2014, by member Cindy Amato
View as forum topic

Setting up SPF records for your domain name is crucial if you want your Bookerville-generated emails to be sent successfully. While last year (2013), not having SPF records might have only affected about 50% of email, this year it's much closer to 100%. If you need a primer on SPF records and why they are so important, read this: SPF Records and Bookerville.

Follow the 11 steps below to add an SPF record for your domain registered with GoDaddy. This will help to prevent your booking-related emails that are sent from Bookerville from going into guests’ junk email box or being marked as spam.

Step 1: Sign in to GoDaddy.com. This will take you to the My Account screen.

Step 2: From the My Account screen, click the Launch button on the right side of the screen in the Domains row (first row).

SPF Records GoDaddy My Account Screen



Step 3: On the Domain screen, click the domain name you want to edit.

SPF Records GoDaddy Domain Screen



Step 4: On the Domain Details screen, click the second tab called DNS Zone File.

SPF Records GoDaddy Domain Details Screen



Step 5: On the DNS Zone File Tab, click the Use Classic DNS Manager link.

SPF Records GoDaddy Use Classic DNS Manager Link



Step 6: On the Zone File Editor screen, scroll down and look for the TXT (Text) section. In this section, click the Add SPF Record link.

SPF Records GoDaddy Add SPF Record



Step 7: On the Add DNS Record pop-up window, click on the Outsourced Tab.

SPF Records GoDaddy Outsourced Tab



Step 8: In the Enter Outsourced Domains text area, enter the following text*: bookerville.com

*If there are other lines of text in this box already, that’s okay. Just begin typing on the next line.

SPF Records GoDaddy  Enter Bookerville dot com



Step 9: After you have entered the text, click the OK button.

At this point, you will get a Confirmation notice that says, “You are about to modify your existing zone file.” Click the OK button.


Step 10: On the Zone File Editor screen, you should see a new line in the TXT (Text) section.

At this point, you are almost done. At the top of the Zone File Editor screen, click the Save Zone File button for the changes to take affect.

SPF Records GoDaddy Save Zone File




Step 11: You will get a second notice that says, “It will take about one hour for the changes to take affect.” It may take longer (up to 48 hours, they say) so wait at least two days to make sure it’s working.

Your saved zone file will look like this.

SPF Records GoDaddy Saved Zone File Editor



You are all done. Please let us know if you have any questions.

PS: If you'd like more information from GoDaddy on this topic, go here: GoDaddy Help Article: Managing DNS for Your Domain Names

 





View our Privacy Policy.   Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 2018 Bookerville, LLC   All Rights Reserved.