Skip to main content
All CollectionsDeliverabilityDomain verification
Video guide: How to verify a domain in GoDaddy manually
Video guide: How to verify a domain in GoDaddy manually

How to verify your custom domain manually, if your domain provider is GoDaddy

Petra Molnar avatar
Written by Petra Molnar
Updated yesterday

In this video tutorial, we show you how to verify your custom domain manually, if your domain provider is GoDaddy.

Step by step instructions:

  1. Log into your Flodesk account and go to Account settings > Domain setup

  2. On your domain card, click Verify now > I'll do it manually

  3. Click Next

  4. On the following screen, you’ll see the relevant verification records that you need to copy and add one-by-one into your GoDaddy DNS Records Manager. Each record has a specific type, host value and points to value. You will need to add CNAME and TXT records as indicated.

  5. Using the copy button, copy the first Host record from Flodesk

  6. Log into your GoDaddy backend, and select your domain under Domain Portfolio to access the domain settings

  7. Click DNS on the left sidebar, and under DNS records, click the Add New Record button

  8. Under Type, select CNAME

  9. Paste the Host name record from Flodesk to the “Name” field in GoDaddy

  10. Next, copy the corresponding Points to value from Flodesk and paste it to the “Value” field in GoDaddy

  11. Set the TTL to Custom and 600 seconds

  12. Save your changes

  13. When you see the “Let’s double check…” modal, select the “Yes” option and Save again

  14. In Flodesk, using the copy button, copy the second Host record

  15. In Godaddy, click the Add New Record button

  16. Under Type, select CNAME

  17. Paste the Host name record from Flodesk to the “Name” field in GoDaddy

  18. Next, copy the corresponding Points to value from Flodesk and paste it to the “Value” field in GoDaddy

  19. Set the TTL to Custom and 600 seconds

  20. Save your changes

  21. When you see the “Let’s double check…” modal, select the “Yes” option and Save again

  22. In Flodesk, using the copy button, copy the third Host record

  23. In GoDaddy, click the Add New Record button

  24. Under Type, select TXT

  25. Paste the Host name record from Flodesk to the “Name” field in GoDaddy

  26. Next, copy the corresponding Points to value from Flodesk and paste it to the “Value” field in GoDaddy

  27. Set the TTL to Custom and 600 seconds

  28. Save your changes

  29. When you see the “Let’s double check…” modal, select the “Yes” option and Save again

  30. In Flodesk, click the Next > Done

  31. The domain verification card may initially show as "Pending" as it can take up to 48 hours for your domain to be verified



    Note: Most often, DKIM and DMARC records are verified quicker and SPF records can take up to 48 hours to propagate. So it's not uncommon to see a "Partially verified" screen. You do not need to go through the verification steps again, though.


  32. Wait 24-48 hours and come back to check if your domain has been successfully authenticated.

If your domain is not verified after 48 hours, review the recommended troubleshooting steps from this guide. Most often, the issue is that certain domain providers add the domain name automatically. For additional assistance, you can email us at support@flodesk.com.


Did this answer your question?