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One-time DNS Configuration for Network Solutions
Updated over a week ago

Get into Network Solutions to edit your DNS

  1. Go to Network Solutions and click on 'Manage Account' to login.

  2. Under 'My Domain Names', click 'Edit DNS'.

  3. Select the domain that you want to set up, then click `Edit DNS`.

  4. Click 'Manage Advanced DNS Records'.


  1. Scroll down to the 'Add/Edit NS Records for Subdomains' section, and then add a record.

  2. Add an NS record for a subdomain. The new record should have a name of _dmarc with a value of and a TTL of 3600. Then submit the change. (Network Solutions seems to require a long Time to Live than most providers.)

Best Practice: Delete the “_dmarc” TXT record from your DNS zones after you’ve added the NS record (or CNAME record) if one exists.


Just as you've created an NS record for the _dmarc subdomain, now you will need to create a similar one for the _domainkey subdomain.

  1. In the 'Add/Edit NS Records for Subdomains' section, add a record.

  2. The record should have a name of _domainkey with a value of and a TTL of 3600.


Valimail uses a part of the SPF standard called Macros. These are supported by all email receivers. Macros, along with Valimail’s patented technology, allow Valimail to provide SPF services and directly address the 10 domain lookup limit in the SPF standard.

To delegate SPF to Valimail for email authentication, you'll need to add a TXT record that includes Valimail's SPF macro.

  1. Scroll down to the 'Text (TXT Records)' section, and then select 'Edit TXT Record'`.

  2. If you have an existing record that addresses SPF, backup and remove it.

  3. Add the following TXT record for your domain:

Record Name:

Record Type: TXT

Record Value: "v=spf1 include:%{i}._ip.%{h}._ehlo.%{d} ~all"

*Replace ‘’ with your domain name.

We recommend a TTL of 600 seconds. Please note that because of existing DNS TTLs it may take some time for Valimail to detect that you've configured the DNS record correctly.

To confirm your DNS changes, click on the 'Continue' button, and then click on the 'Save DNS' button. You should not need to enter any IP addresses.

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