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(WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account)

Overview

The DNS Settings section allows you to enable the new account's DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records. You can also configure which nameservers the new account’s domain will use.


Note:

The /scripts/enable_spf_dkim_globally script allows you to enable SPF and DKIM for accounts that exist on the server, and to create the appropriate DNS records for their domains. For more information, read our The SPF and DKIM Global Settings Script documentation.

DNS Settings

You can select from the following options:

OptionDescription
Enable DKIM on this account.

DKIM allows the account to associate a domain name with email messages that it sends. The system will attach a digital signature to the header. A recipient's mail transfer agent will verify the signature through DNS. This allows a recipient to confirm the message came from the account's listed domain. It also helps reduce the chances that mail filters will mark the account's message as spam.

Note:

This option will override the server-wide DKIM setting that you set in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).

This option defaults to enabled.

Enable SPF on this account.

SPF allows a recipient mail server to verify the domain specified in the From: field of a message. This reduces the chance that a mail recipient's spam filters will mark a message as spam. For more information on SPF records, visit the OpenSPF website.

The system uses the following record by default:

v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:10.0.0.1 ~all

In this example, 10.0.0.1 represents your IPv4 address.

Note:

  • The system will not use this record if you assign an IPv6 address to the account in WHM's Assign IPv6 Address interface (WHM >> Home >> IP Functions >> Assign IPv6 Address).
  • If you add a custom SPF record to this account in WHM's Edit DNS Zone interface (WHM >> Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone), it will override this option.
  • This option will override the server-wide SPF settings that you set in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).

This option defaults to enabled.

Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar. (Ignore locally specified nameservers.)

This option allows a different server to host the nameservers for this account. This allows the new account’s domain to begin propagating.

Note:

The nameservers that you select for the domain will appear in the Nameservers list.

This option defaults to disabled.

Overwrite any existing DNS zones for the account.

This option checks for DNS zones that may conflict. If the system finds a conflict, it will overwrite the existing DNS zone. This allows the new account’s domain to begin to propagate.

This option defaults to disabled.

Nameservers

This section displays the current nameservers selected for this account. These allow a visitor to find a domain on the Internet. If you select the Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar. (Ignore locally specified nameservers.) option, this will display the domain's registrar nameserver. This displays your server's nameservers by default.

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