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How to authenticate your domain using AWS (Amazon Web Service).
How to authenticate your domain using AWS (Amazon Web Service).

V01. l Q1 2023

Updated over a week ago

Adding your e-mail domain to Binox is a crucial step in organizing and streamlining your sales and marketing campaigns. Verified domains allow you to add the verified senders for your email campaigns automatically, in this tutorial we will walk you through the process of adding your domain to Binox.

Step 1: Authenticate your Domain on Binox.

  • Click on your "Profile picture icon" in the upper right corner and select "My Account" on the drop-down options.

  • Click on "Products and Add-ons" select “Binox Sales CRM” and click on "Authenticate" Under Domain Authentication.

  • On the “Sender Authentication” page, type in your Domain name and click on Next.

    Important: The domain name should not include ‘HTTP’, 'HTTPS, or ‘www’. or '/’.


Note: The domain name should always be “lower case”

  • To “Authenticate your Domain” we need to install the following records to the DNS section to complete the process.

Step 2: Adding an MX Record on Amazon Web Service.

Note: Most DNS updates take up to 48 hours to update globally.

Add MX (Mail Exchanger) records in your DNS zone file when your domain is using Amazon Web Service. MX records connect to your email service, like Google E-mail or Microsoft 365. We'll automatically add MX records when your domain is using Amazon Web Service and email. Adding new MX records may interfere with any existing MX records for your current email service.

  • Sign into your Amazon Web Services Account by clicking “here”

  • At the search bar at the top, search for “Route 53” (This is where your registered Domain Names are located) and “click” on it.

  • At the “Route 53 Dashboard” click on “Hosted Zones”.

  • Click on your current domain in the list under “Hosted Zones” See the Example below.

  • · Inside your Domain, click on “Create record”.

1. Click on the “Down arrow” and select “MX – Specifies servers” on the list.

2. At the record name, we need to copy and paste this information from Binox, click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Record name”.

Note: Because at the “record name” Amazon already provides the Domain name, we just need to copy the first portion, in this example: em464

3. Now we need to copy and paste the “Value” from Binox to your record creation. Click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Value”.

  • When finished click on “Create records”.

Example:

Step 3: Adding the TXT Records.

Add a TXT record to verify domain ownership, complete SSL verification, and create email sender policies, such as SPF Records and DMARC policies. A TXT record (short for text record) is an informational DNS record used to associate a text string with a host or other name.

Note: This will add the DKIM Record from Binox to your Amazon Web Services.

1. Click on the “Down arrow” and select “TXT – Used to verify email senders and for application-specific values” on the list.

2. At the Hostname, we need to copy and paste this information from Binox, click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Hostname”.

Note: Because Amazon already provides the Domain name, we just need to copy the first portion, in this example: bnx._domainkey.

3. Now we need to copy and paste the “Value” from Binox to your record creation. Click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Value”.

Example:

  • When finished click on “Create records”.

Note: This will add the SPF Record from Binox to your Amazon Web Services.

1. Click on the “Down arrow” and select “TXT – Used to verify email senders and for application-specific values” on the list.

2. At the Hostname, we need to copy and paste this information from Binox, click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Hostname”.

Note: Because Amazon already provides the Domain name, we just need to copy the first portion, in this example: em5576

3. Now we need to copy and paste the “Value” from Binox to your record creation. Click on the “copy icon” and paste it on the “Value”.

Example:

  • ·When finished click on “Create records”.

Step 4: Authenticating your Domain on Binox.

When you are done creating all the 3 records on “Amazon Web Service” go back to Binox, add a check mark on “I’ve added these records” and click on “Verify”.

  • After your click on “Verify” you should see a “fail” status, this is a temporary status, most DNS take up to 48 hours to update, you can close this window and come back at a later time.

  • After 48 hours and the status has not changed from "Fail", backtrack the steps in case you made a mistake adding the records on your domain, add a checkmark to “I’ve added these records” and click on “Verify Again”. You will need to wait 48 hours to get your records Authenticated.

  • If done correctly you will see an “Authenticated” and a green checkmark on your Domain.

Note: Click on the “Trash Icon next to the domain to delete any domain, also you can add a new domain by selecting “Add New Domain”.

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