How to add DKIM and DMARC records in Namecheap? Video

Starting in February 2024, Gmail and Yahoo are rolling up new authentication requirements which require using a custom DKIM authenticated domain with DMARC reinforced.

GetResponse strongly advises all senders to use email addresses from their own sending domains as a from field, and to configure both DKIM and DMARC.

For additional details on these modifications, refer to our blog post:
Gmail and Yahoo’s Authentication Changes: All You Need to Know

To add your own DKIM key, make sure you have:

  • Your own domain.
  • Access to the DNS administration panel.
  • A DKIM key is provided by GetResponse.

Getting DKIM key

  1. In the GetResponse Dashboard, click Tools >> Emails and Domains.
  2. In Email addresses tab click Update DNS record next to the domain name you would like to generate the DKIM key for.

    dkim in getresponse

  3. Copy host name and value from the pop-up window.

    getting dkim from getresponse

Adding DKIM record in Namecheap

These steps will allow you to add the necessary DKIM record for your domain within Namecheap.

  1. Log in to your Namecheap account.
  2. Click on Account on the top-right and then click on Domain List.

    Selecting domain list in Namecheap

  3. Click on Manage button beside your domain.

    Managing domain in Namecheap

  4. Click on Advanced DNS tab.
  5. Click Add new record.

    Adding new DNS record in Namecheap

  6. Select the record Type: TXT Record.
  7. Paste the Host name you got from your GetResponse account.
  8. Paste the DKIM Value copied from your GetResponse account.
  9. Leave the TTL as Automatic.
  10. Hit Save all changes when ready.

    Adding DKIM record in Namecheap

Adding DMARC record in Namecheap

After adding DKIM you can add DMARC straight away. If you are doing this at another time, repeat steps 1-4 from the previous paragraph.

  1. Click Add new record.
  2. Select the record Type: TXT Record.
  3. Enter the Host name: _dmarc
  4. Enter the Value: v=DMARC1;p=none
  5. Leave the TTL value as Automatic.
  6. Hit Save all changes when ready.

    adding DMARC record in Namecheap