Add a GoDaddy domain and set up email in Office 365

You can add your GoDaddy domain to Office 365 with a wizard that takes just minutes to complete. Adding a domain lets you convert your email address, your website and other services to your business name. You’ll provide the domain name and sign in to GoDaddy so we can confirm that you own it. Then we’ll automatically set up your domain’s records at GoDaddy so email comes to Office 365 and you can use Skype for Business. (If your domain is not with GoDaddy, follow the manual steps in Add your users and domain.)

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Quick steps

To add a GoDaddy domain and set up email and Skype for Business Online

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the Domains page.

  3. On the Domains page, choose Add domain.

  4. Type your domain name, and, when prompted, choose Confirm ownership.

  5. Choose Accept on the GoDaddy confirmation page to allow the required updates for confirming ownership. Then Finish to go back to the setup steps.

  6. Switch email addresses for yourself and your employees to your domain name, add email addresses for anyone else who uses your domain name. (You can opt to skip these steps.)

  7. Choose Set up records to complete the setup at GoDaddy so email and Skype for Business Online services will start working with your domain.

  8. Sign back in to GoDaddy (if needed), and choose Accept.

    IMPORTANT: After GoDaddy sets up your domain, ALL email sent to the domain will start coming to Office 365. Make sure you've added users and created mailboxes in Office 365 for everyone who has email on your domain BEFORE you complete this step. Don't want to move email for everyone on your domain to Office 365? You can take steps to pilot Office 365 with just a few email addresses instead.

  9. Choose Finish to go back to the setup page.

Now all incoming email messages sent to your domain will arrive in your Office 365 inboxes.

For websites, you have a choice. You can leave your current website wherever it’s hosted now, even though you’ve added your domain to Office 365. This doesn't require any extra steps. Or, if you have a subscription that includes a SharePoint Online Public Website, you can start the process to use your website with your domain at Office 365 by choosing Public website in the Office 365 admin center.

Go to the Office 365 admin center.

Frequently asked questions

How can I set up a website with my domain name in Office 365?

I don’t have a domain name. How can I get one?

I have a domain name, but it's not registered with GoDaddy. How do I set up my domain?

Now that I’ve got email set up in Office 365, how do I move my old email messages?

Where can I learn more about using domains in Office 365?

How can I set up a website with my domain name in Office 365?

Your Office 365 subscription may include a public website that you can customize to use for your business. The website has an initial address that is something like www.contoso-public.sharepoint.com, where contoso is the name you chose when you signed up. To rename it, you first have to add a domain to Office 365, and then you can change your Office 365 website address to the friendlier name. Learn more at Use a custom domain name to rename your Office 365 public website.

Note: The SharePoint Online Public Website information in this article applies only if your organization purchased Office 365 prior to March 9, 2015. If you purchased Office 365 after March 9, 2015, use an Office 365 website hosting partner.

I don’t have a domain name. How can I get one?

You can buy a domain name from any domain registrar. For the simplest setup experience in Office 365, use a domain from GoDaddy.com. Or you can learn more about options for buying a domain name.

I have a domain name, but it's not registered with GoDaddy. How do I set up my domain?

You can still use your domain name even if it’s not registered with GoDaddy. The setup without using a GoDaddy domain is more complicated. The best way to set up the domain depends on how you’re using your domain name right now. Follow the alternate steps in Add your domain. If you're already using your domain for email or in a website URL, read this article about setting up and managing domains to help you decide the best option for your situation.

Now that I’ve got email set up in Office 365, how do I move my old email messages?

As an admin of an Office 365 Small Business organization with only a few users, the simplest way to move email and, in some cases, personal contacts, calendars, and tasks, from other accounts is to have your users do it themselves. There are several ways to migrate information into Office 365 email. Check out Migrate email and contacts to Office 365 for business, and then decide what works best for your organization.

Where can I learn more about using domains in Office 365?

Check out the links in this list to find much more info about using domains in Office 365 Small Business.

Tip:  Return to the Office 365 Small Business setup center.

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