Amazon SES not finding TXT DKIM in DNS section ?

August 12, 2013 12.6k views
Title says it all; trying to verify my domain using the DNS settings in DigitalOcean and twice now, Amazon has failed to verify it I have added the TXT and 3 CNAME values to the DNS record; I've tried with the _ in the TXT entry and without (as i've read elsewhere) and it continues to fail verification. Any ideas?
13 Answers
You have 3 CNAMEs containing "_domainkey" and 2 TXT records containing "amazonses". Edit all of them and add a dot at the end of each so that e.g.:

_amazonses.domain.co becomes _amazonses.domain.co.

Hi - just to add to this thread.
For TXT values
Do add a period at the end of the key (post 1)
Enclose Value in double quotes
Add new TXT
_amazonses.domain.co.
"LOng+Key"

Strangely enough (for me) the RAW Zone file (at the bottom) reads
_amazonses.domain.co. 1800 IN TXT "LOng+Key"

and the entry reads
_amazonses "LOng+Key"

HTH

that worked and its already verified. thank you, Kamal
abrakadabra._domainkey.example.com CNAME abrakadabra.dkim.amazonses.com
Do I need to add dots to both name and hostname?
Kamal, thank you for explaining everything to me! Verified!
Hey guys.. i had mine verified by Amazon is telling that some of the stuff is failing.

here's the screenshot

http://s22.postimg.org/v8yomnxz5/ses_dkim.jpg

Any thoughts on this?
@taewoo: Can you post a screenshot of the records in DigitalOcean's DNS Manager?
Hey I got the same issue as @taewoo Were you able to some that issue?
How many time to verified DKIM ? website is verified but DKIM Verification Status:pending verification is really 72hours ?

This post is very helpful, thanks!
@bringgers: It depends. It might take from 2 minutes to 3 days, you can read more on DNS propagation here: http://serverfault.com/questions/82251/why-is-it-called-dns-propagation.

You can test your DigitalOcean DNS settings from the linux command line by doing this:

For TXT entries:
host -t txt _amazonses.domain.ext ns1.digitalocean.com

For CNAME entries:
host -t cname secrethash._domainkey.domain.ext ns1.digitalocean.com

Hope this helps some people.

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