Add records at East.net 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 XXX? 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

What you'll see

  1. On the east.net website, open the DNS records page for your domain.

    To find the DNS records page for your domain, see Find your DNS records at east.net.

  2. In the 新增解析记录 (add a DNS record) section, 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.

    • 类型 (type): CNAME

    • (value): 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.

  3. Click 新增 (add).

Select "CNAME"

Add CNAME record

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 east.net. 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?

Note: 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.

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.

Select the domain.

  1. In your browser, go to your domains list at east.net and sign in.

  2. In the right pane, in the 操作 (actions) column for the domain that you want to update, click 域名管理 (domain management).

Click "域名管理" (domain management) for your domain

Add an A record.

  1. Click the URL转发 (URL forwarding) tab.

  2. Copy the IP address provided for URL forwarding.

  3. Click the 域名解析 (domain name resolution) tab.

  4. In the 新增解析记录 (add a DNS record) section, make sure that the fields are set to precisely the following values for the empty record:

    • 主机名 (host name): Leave the box blank.

    • 类型 (type): A

    • (value): Paste the IP address provided for URL forwarding.

  5. Click 新增 (add).

Click "URL转发“

Copy the IP address

Click "域名解析" (domain name resolution)

Select "A"

Add A record

Set up redirection.

  1. Click the URL转发 (URL forwarding) tab.

  2. In the empty record, make sure that the fields are set to precisely the following values:

    • 子域名 (subdomain): Leave the box blank.

    • 目的地址 (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).

  3. Click 新增 (add).

Click "URL转发“

Set URL forwarding

Find your DNS records at east.net

Use the steps in the following table to get to the right spot in the east.net 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 your domains list at east.net and sign in.

  2. In the right pane, in the 操作 (actions) column for the domain that you want to update, click 域名管理 (domain management).

  3. Click the 域名解析 (domain name resolution) tab.

    The DNS records page for your domain opens.

Sign in to east.net

Click "域名管理" (domain management) for your domain

Click "域名解析" (domain name resolution)

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