I have a domain and I need to verify different services with Google by making a TXT record in my DNS. My company wants to verify their Youtube account with our domain, but there is already a TXT record on our site for another service, I think Google Analytics.

I've heard I shouldn't delete these TXT files but I can't make two for the same host. What should I do?


Domains support multiple TXT record entries, so adding multiple TXT records to one domain is not a problem for either your domain or Google.

However you need to use a different alias, for example:

  • Root Domain will use alias @ or leave it blank
  • Sub Domain should be set to the name of the subdomain, if your subdomain is sub.domain.com, write sub for the Host.

You can find more help on Google's Verification Page.

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  • When I try to add the record with the same host, I get the error Tried to create resource record set [name='domain.com', type='TXT'] but it already exists, leading me to believe I can only have one. – skaz Apr 10 '17 at 9:32
  • Then you need to contact your DNS provider. – Simon Hayter Apr 10 '17 at 9:33
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    Looks like it was a quirk and I have to put both entries in one TXT record at my provider. Thanks. – skaz Apr 10 '17 at 9:35
  • There you go... that should allow you to get around the problem you have. – Simon Hayter Apr 10 '17 at 9:39

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