Add a domain to Office 365

Contributors: Peter Baumgartner

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

You can only add custom domains to a business or enterprise plan.

Add a domain

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 Go to the Click here to go to the Office 365 admin center.

1. On the left menu, click Setup then Domains.

Click Setup then Domains

2. Click Add domain

Click add domain

3. Enter the name of the domain you want to add, then click Next.  

Enter your domain name then click Next

4. Choose how you want to verify that you own the domain.

  1. If your domain is registered at GoDaddy, just sign in to GoDaddy in the popup window to verify.

  2. You can have an email sent to the registered contact for the domain with a verification code. If you don't recognize or have access to the email on record, you can use option 3.

  3. You can use a TXT record to verify your domain. Select this and click Next to see instructions for how to add this DNS record to your registrar's website. This can take up to 30 minutes to verify once you've added the record.

Choose your verification method

5. Choose how you want to make the DNS changes required for Office to use your domain.

1. Choose Add the DNS records for me if you want Office to configure your DNS automatically.   Add records for me

2. Choose I'll add the DNS records myself if you want to attach only specific Office 365 services to your domain or if you want to skip this for now and do this later.

Add records myself

Choose this option if you know exactly what you're doing.

5b. If you chose to add DNS records yourself, click Next and you'll see a page with all the records you need to add to your registrars website to set up your domain.

If the portal doesn't recognize your registrar, you can follow these general instructions.

Check the drop-down menu for your DNS hosting provider and follow the instructions to update all the necessary DNS records.

If you don’t know the DNS hosting provider or domain registrar for your domain, see Find your domain registrar or DNS hosting provider.

If you want to wait for later, scroll to the bottom and choose Skip this step.  

Add these records

6. Click Finish - you're done!

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