Can't create TXT-record because same CNAME exists


New Member
I'm trying to setup a TXT-record to verify my entry in "Google Search Console", but I can't because a CNAME-record with the same name already exists.
That CNAME record points to the web-site I'm trying to manage the search for (a hosted site).
I find it strange because TXT-records and CNAME-records are different things so why complain. Moreover, I had a different web-site and for that I could add the TXT-record without a problem. That (test-)web-site is removed now, so I can't compare, but I'm confident I did it the same way.
Am I doing something wrong ?
For the moment I have an html-file to verify against, but I would prefer the TXT-record.

Chris Cherry

Zoneedit Support
You can refer to RFC1912, section 2.4, CNAME records have limitations:

A CNAME record is not allowed to coexist with any other data. In
other words, if suzy.podunk.xx is an alias for sue.podunk.xx, you
can't also have an MX record for, or an A record, or
even a TXT record.

Typically, a Validation record should be able to be put on the root (@) for validation purposes. See if they allow that to be done to avoid putting the validation code on the sub-domain, which already exists as a CNAME record.