Google Domains

This guide is intended to show how to create the various DNS records that can be configured to authenticate and white-label your mail processing through SocketLabs.

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the domain you want to update.
  3. In the left navigation panel, click the DNS icon.
  4. Scroll to the Custom resource records section.
  5. Set the custom resource record type your web host requires.

CNAME Records for Engagement Tracking and Custom Bounce Domain

  1. In the first field, enter your desired host name. We recommend tracking, bounces, or email
  2. In the dropdown menu, select CNAME.
  3. In the TTL field, enter 1H
  4. In the data field, enter tracking.socketlabs.com
  5. Click Add.

CNAME Records For Custom DKIM Signing

  1. In the first field, type dkim._domainkey
  2. In the dropdown menu, select CNAME.
  3. In the TTL field, enter 1H
  4. In the data field, type dkim._domainkey.email-od.com
  5. Click Add.

Advanced DKIM

It is recommended that you use the DKIM Generation Tool and use the private and public key pair generated.

  1. In the first field, type yourselector._domainkey
  2. In the dropdown menu, select TXT.
  3. In the TTL field, enter 1H
  4. In the data field, type k=rsa; p=yourpublickey
  5. Click Add.

SPF

 
  1. In the first field, type @
  2. In the dropdown menu, select TXT.
  3. In the TTL field, enter 1H
  4. In the data field, type v=spf1 include:email-od.com ~all
  5. Click Add.

If Your Domain Already Publishes an SPF Record

If your domain already publishes an SPF record, you will just need to add the include:email-od.com to it. For example, if your record looks similar to:

example.com TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com ~all"

Then adding include:email-od.com to it will look as such:

example.com TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com include:email-od.com ~all"