Follow this guide to setup a DMARC record for your domain(s) in Hostgator

On this page you will find a comprehensive guide on how to publish a DMARC record in Hostgator. A DMARC record defines the rules for your DMARC implementation and should be published into your DNS. A DMARC record contains the DMARC policy that informs ISPs (like Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo! etc.) if a domain is set up to use DMARC. DMARC Analyzer will aid you to generate your own custom DMARC record with our DMARC Record Generator.

After generating your DMARC record you should follow these simple steps to publish your DMARC record into your Hostgator DNS:

1) Open cPanel

Log in to your cPanel at Hostgator.

2) Advanced DNS Zone Editor

Navigate to the Domains section and click on the Advanced DNS Zone Editor which will take you to the DNS control panel.

3) Add Record

Note: If you already see a record with name ‘_dmarc’, edit this record instead of creating a new record! This is important as you can’t have multiple DMARC records.

Click on the Add Record button and the Add record section should appear as below.

Name: enter ‘_dmarc’ as Name (the TXT record name should be “”)
TTL: enter the desired TTL value into the TTL field.
Type: select TXT Record as Type.
TXT Data: enter your custom DMARC Analyzer TXT record in the TXT Data section (your custom DMARC record as generated by our DMARC record generator).

Click on Add Record to publish your (DMARC) DNS record.

4) Your first DMARC reports should start dripping in after 72 hours

You should now wait some time before the first reports will start to arrive in DMARC Analyzer. This is due to DNS caching and the fact that the ISPs mostly send one report each day. This can take upto 72 hours.

all guidance on how to create a DMARC record
use the DMARC Record Generator to generate your DMARC record
use the DMARC Record Checker to display, test and verify your DMARC record whether it’s valid
use the record setup guides for guidance on how to set up your DMARC record for specific webhosts