Add records at CNDNS to set up your SharePoint Online Public Website

Note: The SharePoint Online Public Website information in this article only applies if your organization purchased Office 365 prior to March 9, 2015.

Before you rename the Office 365 operated by 21Vianet website to use your custom domain name, make sure you've finished designing the website (in Office 365) and that you're ready for everyone to see it. Then when you're ready to use your custom domain for the address, you create (at the DNS host for your domain) a CNAME record to point to your customized website.

Ready to create that CNAME record at CNDNS? Follow the steps in this article.

Add the CNAME record to use your custom domain

First, review one of the two following linked articles (depending on the Office 365 subscription you have) for an overview of the process.

Then, when you’re ready to create the required CNAME record, use the steps in the following table.

Task

What you'll see

Add a CNAME record.

  1. On the CNDNS website, open the DNS records page for your domain.

    To find the DNS records page for your domain, see Find your DNS records at CNDNS.

  2. In the 域名解析记录列表 (DNS record list) section, make sure that the fields are set to precisely the following values for the empty record:

    • 主机名 (host name): Use the name of your custom subdomain; for example, www.

    • 记录类型 (record type): CNAME记录 (CNAME record)

    • 记录值 (value): Use name.sharepoint.cn, where name is the first part of your initial partner.onmschina.cn domain; for example, contoso in contoso.partner.onmschina.cn.

  3. Click 立即添加 (add).

Add CNAME record

If you’re done making domain changes, lock your domain.

Set up redirection so that people can get to your public website if they don’t type www

You probably want people to be able to get to your public website without including www in the address. To do so, use the steps in the following table to set up redirection at CNDNS. This maps the root domain name, for example, http://fourthcoffee.com, to the full domain name, for example http://www.fourthcoffee.com.

For more information about redirection, see How can I make sure people can get to my Office 365 public website if they don’t type www?

Note:  After you enter your redirection information on the CNDNS website, you need to contact CNDNS, and CNDNS will review and censor before they activate the redirection.

Task

What you'll see

Get an ICP number.

Before setting up redirection, you need to get an Internet Content Provider (ICP) number for your domain.

Select the domain.

  1. In your browser, go to your domains list at CNDNS.

  2. In the 操作 (actions) column for the domain that you want to update, click 管理 (management).

Click "管理"

Set up redirection.

  1. Click the 域名转发 (domain forwarding) tab.

  2. In the empty record, make sure that the fields are set to precisely the following values:

    • 域名 (domain name): @

    • 转发目标地址 (destination URL): Type or paste your fully qualified URL; for example, http://www.fourthcoffee.com.

  3. Click 立即添加 (add).

Click "域名转发"

Set URL forwarding

Find your DNS records at CNDNS

Use the steps in the following table to get to the right spot in the CNDNS website to edit your DNS records.

Task

What you'll see

Go to the page that has the DNS records for your domain.

  1. In your browser, go to your domains list at CNDNS and sign in.

  2. In the 操作 (actions) column for the domain that you want to update, click 解析 (domain name resolution).

    The DNS records page for your domain opens.

Sign in to CNDNS

Click "解析"

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