DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The essential task of DKIM is to impede the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you send are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the necessary 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 the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and as long as this requirement is answered, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your e-communication.