I'm trying to set up a vanity URL and the support page instructs me to create a TXT record on a sub-subdomain:

Instructions to create TXT subsubdomain

In Google Domains, it's not clear how to do this. Under "DNS" -> "Custom resource records", you can select TXT, but the "name" field does not allow periods, so I can't put fdkey.support there.

Google Domains TXT record

  • That's rough. Every DNS provider I've used allows periods in the "name" field, and that's the way you typically input a sub-subdomain like that, so Google Domains must be unique in that regard. Aug 1, 2020 at 19:39

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Silly me. They do accept periods in the "name" input. You just can't have a period at the end of the string, so if you paste in the name, it'll work.

  • "if you paste in the name, it'll work" - are you saying that you still can't type the period when it occurs mid-name?
    – MrWhite
    Aug 1, 2020 at 22:30
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    You have to type the name and then go back and add the period, it doesn't allow you to type the period when there's nothing after it. Bad UX.
    – Garrett
    Aug 2, 2020 at 13:02

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