DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The principal purpose of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your online communication.