DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The primary job of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with an alert that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is really important if the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and if this requirement is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this feature, as it will ensure a higher level of security for your e-communication.