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3 ways to check txt record of a domain

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Do you need to check the txt record of a domain? Are you curious about what information is listed in the TXT record? In this blog post, we will discuss three different ways that you can check the txt record of a domain. We will also provide instructions on how to do so. Let’s get started!

what is txt record in DNS?

A TXT record is a type of DNS record that is used to provide text information. This text can be used for various purposes, such as listing contact information or website security information. The TXT record is also sometimes used to verify ownership of a domain.

Example of DNS txt record

The following is an example of a DNS TXT record:

“v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.google.com ~all”

This record is used to specify the sending policy for the domain. It tells email servers that this domain only uses authorized mail servers and that messages from other servers should be treated with suspicion.

Procedure to check txt record of a domain

  • Open the terminal.
  • Type in the command nslookup -type=txt domain name
  • press Enter to run the command.
  • A list of TXT records associated with the domain name will be listed.

 

check DNS txt record of a domain with nslookup command

The easiest way to check the DNS txt record of a domain is to use nslookup command. This is a tool that allows you to query DNS servers. This tool can be used on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. To use this method, you will need to open a terminal window and type in the following command:

nslookup -type=TXT example.com

This command will query the DNS servers for the TXT record of the domain example.com. The results of the query will be displayed in the terminal window.

For example: nslookup -type=TXT google.com

The nslookup command is a powerful tool that can be used to query DNS servers. The following are some of the things that you can do with the nslookup command:

  • Query DNS servers for information about domains
  • Resolve domain names to IP addresses
  • Display the MX records for a domain
  • Display the SOA record for a domain
  • Display the NS records for a domain
  • Display the A records for a domain

 

check DNS txt record of domain with dig command

We can also use the dig command to check DNS txt record. This is a tool that is used to query DNS servers. To use this method, you will need to have access to a Linux or Unix-based system.

Open a terminal window and type in the following command: dig TXT +short example.com

This command will query the DNS servers for the TXT record of the domain example.com. The results of the query will be displayed in the terminal window.

For example: dig txt google.com +short

check DNS txt record of domain with online tool

There are also a number of online tools that you can use to check the TXT record of a domain. These tools will query the DNS servers for the TXT record of the domain and display the results in a web browser.

One such tool is TXT Record Checker. To use this tool, you will need to visit the website and enter the domain that you want to check in the text box. Once you have done this, you will need to click on the “Check TXT Record” button. The results of the query will be displayed on the screen.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we discussed three different ways that you can check the TXT record of a domain. We also provided instructions on how to do so. If you need to check the TXT record of a domain, we hope that this blog post will be helpful. Thank you for reading!

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David Cao
David Cao

Hey there! I am David, a Cloud & DevOps Enthusiast and 18 years of experience as a Linux engineer. I work with AWS, Git & GitHub, Linux, Python, Ansible, and Bash. I am a technical blogger and a Software Engineer, enjoy sharing my learning and contributing to open-source.