Amazon Simple Email Service
API Reference (API Version 2010-12-01)

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Adds a domain to the list of identities for your Amazon SES account in the current AWS Region and attempts to verify it. For more information about verifying domains, see Verifying Email Addresses and Domains in the Amazon SES Developer Guide.

You can execute this operation no more than once per second.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The domain to be verified.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


A TXT record that you must place in the DNS settings of the domain to complete domain verification with Amazon SES.

As Amazon SES searches for the TXT record, the domain's verification status is "Pending". When Amazon SES detects the record, the domain's verification status changes to "Success". If Amazon SES is unable to detect the record within 72 hours, the domain's verification status changes to "Failed." In that case, if you still want to verify the domain, you must restart the verification process from the beginning.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: