Authenticating your domain with GoDaddy

You own a GoDaddy domain, that’s awesome! Here you’ll find a step by step guide for you to authenticate your domain with MailerLite.

Follow this guide only if you already have an active domain with GoDaddy. Once you have authenticated your domain by following the steps in this guide, you must leave it registered with GoDaddy to keep it authenticated to your MailerLite account.


Step 1 – Manage your own authentication

First thing you’ll need to do is to manage your own authentication. Click on the dropdown located on the very top right of your MailerLite account, and go to Authentication. From there, you’ll want to select “I’ll manage my own authentication” and add your domain name.

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You now see the DKIM and SPF records. Keep this page open for later.


Step 2 – Access your DNS Zone File

Go to GoDaddy and log into your account. Next to Domains, click Manage.

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Select the domain you would like to authenticate and click Manage DNS from the drop-down.

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You are now in your DNS Zone File!


Step 3 – Add the DKIM

Copy the DKIM records from your MailerLite account.

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Go to your DNS Zone File in your GoDaddy account and click on Add

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  1. Select TXT from the Type drop-down.
  2. In the Host box, copy and paste ml._domainkey
  3. In the Points To box, copy the code that appears directly after TXT Value
  4. Click Save.

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Step 4

Copy the SPF records from your MailerLite account.

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In your GoDaddy account, choose Add.

  1. Select TXT from the Type drop-down.
  2. In the Host box, enter @
  3. In the Points to box, enter v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.mlsend.com ?all
  4. Click Save.

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Step 5

After changing your records, return to the DNS records in your MailerLite account and click Check DNS below the records.

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If the records are entered correctly, your domain will be authenticated within 24 hours. At times, it can take up to 48 hours.


Need more help?

While we are very happy to assist you, for more help with settings in your GoDaddy account, contact their support team at (480) 505-8877. You can also visit their documentation.