Add a GoDaddy domain and set up email in Office 365
You can add your GoDaddy domain to Office 365 in a four-step process that takes minutes. 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 help Office 365 confirm that you own it. Finally, we’ll automatically set up your domain’s records at GoDaddy so email comes to Office 365. (If your domain is not from GoDaddy, follow the alternate steps in Add your domain.)
To add a GoDaddy domain and set up email and Lync
Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.
On the Manage Domains page, choose Add domain.
Type your domain name, and, when prompted, choose Confirm ownership.
Choose Accept on the GoDaddy confirmation page to allow the required updates for confirming ownership. Then Finish to go back to the setup steps.
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.)
Choose Set up records to complete the setup at GoDaddy so email and Lync services will start working with your domain.
Sign back in to GoDaddy, and choose Accept.
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. If you decide to use the public website included with Office 365, you can start the process by choosing Public website at the Office 365 admin center.
Frequently asked questions
How can I set up a website with my domain name in Office 365?
Your Office 365 subscription comes with 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.
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 the options for moving email, 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.