TXT Record Format with multiple records?

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 04:36:50 UTC 2013

I want to add two unique strings for my domain in a TXT record (I
currently have one message, but I need a second, distinct message).
According to RFC 1035, 3.3.14 (page 20):

3.3.14. TXT RDATA format

    /                   TXT-DATA                    /


TXT-DATA        One or more <character-string>s.

TXT RRs are used to hold descriptive text.  The semantics of the text
depends on the domain where it is found.

How, precisely, is the second (or third) string added? Is it a single
TXT record with multiple messages (character-strings)? If so, what
is/are the delimiters for TXT-DATA?

Or do I add a second (or third) TXT record? Are multiple TXT records
even allowed?


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