Add records at E-business Services 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 e-business Services? 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

Action

Add a CNAME record.

  1. On the E-business Services website, open the DNS records page for your domain.

    To find the DNS records page for your domain, see Find your DNS records at E-business Services.

  2. In the 高级解析 (advanced DNS settings) section, click 别名记录(CNAME) (CNAME record).

    Click "别名记录(CNAME)"

  3. 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.

    • 对应主机 (points to): 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.

    Add CNAME record

  4. Click 增加 (add).

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 this, use the steps in the following table to set up redirection at E-business Services. 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?

Notes: If you select cloaked URL forwarding, the browser’s address bar will retain the original URL after the URL redirects you to the destination URL. If you select uncloaked URL forwarding, the browser’s address bar will display the destination URL after the original URL redirects you to the destination URL.

After you enter your redirection information on the E-business Services website, you need to contact E-business, and E-business Services 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.

Set up redirection.

  1. On the E-business Services website, open the DNS records page for your domain.

    To find the DNS records page for your domain, see Find your DNS records at E-business Services.

  2. In the 高级解析 (advanced DNS settings) section, click URL转发 (URL forwarding).

  3. Make sure that the fields are set to precisely the following values for the empty record:

    • 主机名 (host name): www

    • 转向网址 (destination URL): Type or paste your fully qualified URL; for example, http://www.fourthcoffee.com.

    • 是否隐藏 (cloak or not): Select (yes) or (no).

  4. Click 增加 (add).

Click "URL转发"

Set URL forwarding

Find your DNS records at E-business Services

Use the steps in the following table to get to the right spot in the E-business Services 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 E-business Services domain control panel and sign in with your domain name and password.

  2. Click DNS解析管理 (DNS record management).

    The DNS records page for your domain opens.

Sign in to domain control panel

Click "DNS解析管理"

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