DNS Records and domain verification challenges
The majority of the time, adding the appropriate DNS records to your domain is straightforward. In some situations, you may need to verify the same domain multiple times. This usually presents a challenge since you can't have multiple TXT records with the same name.
This situation is common for those who send email in different regions or if you're sending from multiple AWS accounts from the same domain in the same region.
Amazon SES recommends a couple of workarounds:
- Assign multiple values to the TXT record.
- Verify it once with _amazonses in the record and a second time you can omit _amazonses from the record name entirely.
The first workaround is preferred. Per Amazon SES documentation:
For example, if your DNS is managed by Amazon Route 53, you can set up multiple values for the same TXT record as follows:
- In the Amazon Route 53 console, choose the _amazonses TXT record you added when you verified your domain in the first region.
- In the Value box, press Enter after the first value.
- Add the value for the additional region, and save the record set.
For more resources and solutions to other common domain verification problems, read the Amazon SES documentation.