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Domain Verification TXT Records

Your domain is associated with a set of Domain Name System (DNS) records that you manage through your DNS provider. A TXT record is a type of DNS record that provides additional information about your domain. Each TXT record consists of a name and a value.

When you initiate domain verification using the Amazon Pinpoint console or API, Amazon Pinpoint gives you the name and value to use for the TXT record. For example, if your domain is example.com, the TXT record settings that Amazon Pinpoint generates look similar to the following example.

Name Type Value

_amazonses.example.com

TXT

pmBGN/7MjnfhTKUZ06Enqq1PeGUaOkw8lGhcfwefcHU=

Add a TXT record to your domain's DNS server using the specified Name and Value. Amazon Pinpoint domain verification is complete when Amazon Pinpoint detects the existence of the TXT record in your domain's DNS settings.

If your DNS provider does not allow DNS record names to contain underscores, you can omit _amazonses from the Name. In that case, for the preceding example, the TXT record name would be example.com instead of _amazonses.example.com. To make the record easier to recognize and maintain, you can optionally prefix the Value with amazonses:. In the previous example, the value of the TXT record would therefore be amazonses:pmBGN/7MjnfhTKUZ06Enqq1PeGUaOkw8lGhcfwefcHU=.