Slighty OT: GoDaddy and SPF records...

Rohan Sheth rohan at rs3net.net
Tue Jan 17 14:20:09 CST 2012


On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy folks,
>
> Was curious to see if anyone on the list has ever been successful with
> setting up SPF records on their domains that are hosted on GD
> nameservers... It appears they only let you configure TXT spf records, not
> actual SPF records.
>

I believe this is because historically GoDaddy used bboy's MyDNS[1]
which does not support SPF type records[2].  However it seems they are
now using Verisign's ATLAS[3] so perhaps the UI and some backend code
simply has yet to be developed?

-Rohan

[1] http://mydns.bboy.net/
[2] http://mydns.bboy.net/doc/html/mydns_11.html#SEC11
[3] rohan at dragonite:~> fpdns ns35.domaincontrol.com 2>/dev/null
     fingerprint (ns35.domaincontrol.com, 216.69.185.18): VeriSign ATLAS



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