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Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) record

Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) record is used to specify which certificate authorities (CAs) are allowed to issue certificates for a domain. The purpose of the CAA record is to allow domain owners to declare which certificate authorities are allowed to issue a certificate for a domain.

Here the step to add CAA record.

Step 1 : Go to 

Step 2 : Then, you need to choose the type which is CAA. 

The CAA record is represented by the following elements:

  • Flag : unsigned integers between 0 and 255. By the way, 0 is a default.
  • Tag represented the critical flag that has specific meaning per RFC.

    The RFC currently defines 3 available tags:

    • issue : explicity authorizes a single certificate authority to issue a certificate (any type) for the hostname.
    • issuewild : explicity authorizes a single certificate authority to issue a wildcard certificate (and only wildcard) for the hostname.
    • iodef : specifies an URL to which a certificate authority may report policy violations.
  • Target  


Step 3Then, click on Add Record button and your CAA record will be add to your DNS record.

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