What is a domain?

Contributors: Peter Baumgartner

Check the Domains FAQ if you don't find what you're looking for.

A domain is a unique name that appears after the @ sign in email addresses, and after www. in web addresses. It typically takes the form of your organization's name and a standard Internet suffix, such as yourbusiness.com or stateuniversity.edu.

Using a custom domain like "rob@contoso.com" with Office 365 can help build credibility and recognition for your brand.

Choose the experience that's best for you:

Get a new domain name – free for 1 year:
Use Office with a new domain name like you@yourcompany.com - We will set up mail, OneDrive, and everything else for you automatically. You'll need to pay annually to keep the domain after the first year.

Use a domain you already own:
If you already own a domain like you@yourcompany.com you can add it and start using OneDrive and Office apps right away. You'll need to take a few minutes to setup mail and Skype for Business.

Tip:  Not sure where your domain is registered? - Get help finding your domain registrar

Use a default domain for now:
You can use a default domain like yourcompany.onmicrosoft.com to log in for now and add a custom domain later. You can't change or rename your default domain - so make sure it's what you want before moving on. Learn more about your onmicrosoft.com domain.

Feeling stuck?

Call Office 365 Support - Get help setting up a domain with Office 365

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