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Add a CAA record

Add a CAA record (Certification Authority Authorization record) to specify which certificate authority (CA) is allowed to issue SSL certificates for the domain. When issuing a certificate, all publicly trusted CAs are required to check and respect CAA records. If you need to authorize multiple certificate authorities, you can add one CAA record for each certificate authority. CAA record details are typically available through your SSL provider.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select alt name for the image Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select Add to add a new record.
    Screenshot showing the Add button highlighted with a red rectangle
  4. Select CAA from the Type menu options.
  5. Enter the details from your SSL provider for your CAA record:
    • Name: The domain or subdomain for the CAA record. Enter @ to put the CAA record on your root domain.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
    • Flag: Choose one of the available options.
      • 0: Used for standard CAA records, where the Tag is issue, issuewild, or iodef.
      • 128: Used for non-standard CAA records, where the Tag is not issue, issuewild, or iodef.
    • Tag: Choose one of the available options, or manually enter the Tag.
      • issue: Explicitly authorizes a single certificate authority to issue any type of certificate for the hostname (the value entered in the Name field).
      • issuewild: Explicitly authorizes a single certificate authority to issue only a wildcard certificate for the hostname (the value entered in the Name field).
      • iodef: Specifies a method that certificate authorities can use to report invalid certificate requests.
      • Manually enter the tag if the Flag is set to 128.
        • Tag can only consists of letters and numbers.
        • Tag should be all lower case, but isn't explicitly case-sensitive.
    • Domain: Based on the Tag type you selected, enter the corresponding certificate authority or URI. Enter a semicolon (;) to prevent any CA from issuing the corresponding certificate type.
      • issue or issuewild: Enter the certificate authority allowed to generate a certificate for this domain.
        Internal Only Content: GoDaddy can issue certificates on domains when the Domain field is entered as godaddy.com or starfieldtech.com.
      • iodef: Enter a full URI to specify the method certificate authorities can use to report invalid certificate requests, such as https://coolexample.com/path or mailto:jane@coolexample.com.
    • (Optional) Add Parameter: Select this option to enter additional specific parameters for your CAA record.
    • CAA RDATA: Enter the full CAA record from your SSL provider and we'll fill in the individual fields automatically. Or, after you fill in the individual fields, we'll provide the full CAA record here for you to copy.
  6. Select Add record to save your new CAA record.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

Related steps

  • If there are no CAA records on your domain, any certificate authority is authorized to issue a certificate for the domain. Entering a single blank issue tag prevents all certificate authorities from issuing any certificates on your domain.
  • Edit your CAA record any time.

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