The Gmail and Yahoo DMARC requirements on the domains platform

Google and Yahoo announced requirements that bulk senders must have DMARC in place beginning February 2024.

Google and Yahoo both recognize the importance of email and are taking steps toward making it more safe and secure. By focusing on email validation, they are helping prevent unwanted spam and potential bad actors from reaching their customers’ inboxes.  This will apply to all customers that have domains registered with us.

Overview of a DMARC

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) is an email authentication, policy, and reporting protocol. It uses Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) protocols, adding a connection to the domain name for recipient handling of authentication failures and reporting from receivers to senders.  Furthermore, it is to improve and monitor the protection of the domain from fraudulent email.

Sending from a domain with DMARC in place has the benefit of improving inbox placement. A DMARC record helps ISPs identify you as a sender who is serious about following established email standards and reducing your spam liability. 

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Accommodating email records

Your messages pass SPF using the same domain as your message From: header. This is the Return-Path value within email headers. This header value is called the bounce domain, envelope-from, or MailFrom.

Beginning February 2024, emails must pass DMARC through these requirements:

  • Authenticating with SPF.
  • Authenticating with DKIM.
  • Published DMARC TXT record.

DMARC

Subdomain
_dmarc
Record Data
v=DMARC1; p=none; (Minimum required)
Suggested to add emails for stat data
v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:username@example.com; ruf=mailto:username@example.com;fo=1

SPF

TXT Root Domain
Record Data
v=spf1 include:registrarmail.net ~all 

Note: For just usage of the Domains Platform.

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Adding the DMARC record

  1. Log in to the Reseller Control Panel (RCP).
    RCP Login page.jpg
  2. Enter the domain name in the search field. 
    RCP Quick Search Field .jpg
  3. Click Search.
    RCP Quick Search Button.jpg
  4. Click on the domain name from the search results.
    RCP Domain Selection.jpg
  5. Click Edit in the DNS section. 
    RCP SPF DNS Edit Link.jpg
  6. Fill in the subdomain field with _dmarc and click Add Sub-domain.
    supteam dmarc.png
  7. Select TXT from the add record drop-down menu.
    RCP DNS Add Record Dropdown.jpg
  8. Enter the record in the text field. 
    Note: Replace username@example.com with your email address.
    v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:username@example.com; ruf=mailto:username@example.com;fo=1
    DMARC TXT record.png
  9. Click Save DNS settings.
    RCP SPF DNS Save Button.jpg

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Additional information

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