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Adding your Domain and Creating DNS Records to Office 365

In last blog we have learned about Clutter

 

Quick Ref : Using Clutter-to-sort-low-priority-messages-in-outlook-web-app

 

Today let’s discuss Adding Domain and creating DNS Record in Office365

 

Now let’s start Jumping into your Home Page -> Domain

 

Login to your Domain in my scenario My domain is Techrid.com

 

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On the Manage domains page, choose Add domain.

 

When you click ADD Domain it will route to follow the steps as shown below

 

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 Follow Step by Step as explained below:

 

Verify that you own the domain by creating a record at your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar.

Create the users with email addresses on this domain.

 

In the “Set domain purpose” step of the wizard, select Exchange Online. Also select Lync Online if you’re planning to use it.

 

The next wizard page shows you the three DNS records you need to add for Exchange Online:

 

An MX record to route mail to Office 365. As soon as you change this, email stops going to your old email server, and comes to Office 365 instead.

A CNAME Autodiscover record so that email clients like Outlook can automatically discover the Office 365 server.

A TXT record to help prevent spam.
If you selected Lync Online, the DNS records for Lync Online are also listed:

A CNAME record for Autodiscover from Lync mobile clients.

A CNAME record for automatic sign-in.

An SRV record to let users use Lync with people outside your organization.

An SRV record for connecting to the internet outside your organization.

You’ll also need to set up one additional CNAME record for Office 365.
Use the step-by-step instructions for setting up these records at your DNS hosting provider.

 

If this domain is your primary domain, change your default Office 365 domain to the custom domain you just added. On the Manage domains page, choose the domain, and then on the right, choose Set as default.

 

 Adding Domain for Exchange Online Only

 

Home Page -> Domain

On the Manage domains page, choose Add domain.

Verify that you own the domain by creating a record at your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar.

Create the users with email addresses on this domain.

In the “Set domain purpose” step of the wizard, select Exchange Online.

The next wizard page shows you the three DNS records you need to add for Exchange Online:

 

An MX record to route mail to Office 365. As soon as this change takes place, email will stop going to your old email server, and will come in to Office 365 instead.

A CNAME record so that email clients like Outlook can automatically discover the Exchange Online server.

A TXT record to help prevent spam.
In addition, there’s one more CNAME record to set up that is used by Office 365.

 

If this domain is your primary domain, change your default Office 365 domain to the custom domain you just added. On the Manage domains page, choose the domain, and then on the right, choose Set as default.

 

Add a domain that you just bought (no email or website yet)

 

Home Page -> Domain

On the Manage domains page, choose Add domain.

Verify that you own the domain by creating a record at your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar.

Create the users with email addresses on this domain.

In the “Set domain purpose” step of the wizard, select the services you plan to use.

The next wizard page shows you the three DNS records you need to add for Office 365:

 

An MX record to route mail to Office 365.

A CNAME record so that email clients like Outlook can automatically discover the Office 365 server.

A TXT record to help prevent spam.
If you selected Lync Online, the DNS records for Lync Online will also be listed:

A CNAME record for Autodiscover from Lync mobile clients.

A CNAME record for automatic sign-in.

An SRV record to let users use Lync with people outside your organization.

An SRV record to enable connecting to the internet outside your organization.
You’ll also need to set up one additional CNAME record for Office 365.
If you want to use your new domain for your Office 365 public website URL as well as with email and Lync, there are a few more steps.

 

If you want to use Office 365 for your public website using this new domain name, but don’t plan on using Office 365 for email and Lync.

 

If this domain is your primary domain, change your default Office 365 domain to the custom domain you just added. On the Manage domains page, choose the domain, and then on the right, choose Set as default.

 

 Creating DNS Records for your Office365

 

What’s DNS Record?

DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is the largest digital database in the world, containing information about every web site on the internet. Every web site online has an IP address, and this number is used to locate the web site within the database.  The data that tells the web server how to respond to your input is known as the DNS records, or zone files.

 

List of DNS Records : DNS_Record_Types

 

see Use a custom domain name for your Office 365 public website address.

 

Thanks to Microsoft Support

 

Praveen Kumar

MCTS, MCITP | Exchange Server

Publisher @ Techrid.com

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