Gather the information you need to create Office 365 DNS records

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To create the DNS records you need for Office 365 services at your domain registrar or DNS host, you need to use specific values for the records. You can find them in Office 365 by following the steps here. (If you're in the middle of the Office 365 domains setup wizard, you'll see the DNS values on the wizard pages. But if you've closed the wizard, you can follow the steps here to find the values.)

Gather the information you need to create Office 365 DNS records in the Office 365 admin center

Find the TXT record value for verifying domain ownership to Office 365

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

  2. Go to the Domains page.

  3. On the Domains page, click your domain.

  4. Choose Start setup. You'll go back to the domains setup wizard to see the specific value you need to add.

    Under Manage domains, choose Start setup for your domain
  5. On the Verify Domain page, you'll find step-by-step instructions to add a TXT record to verify your domain. (If your DNS host doesn't let you add TXT records, you'll see "MX record" instead of "TXT record.")

  6. Copy the MS=msXXXXXXXX value (including the MS= part) shown on the page.

  7. Go to Create DNS records for Office 365, and click the link for your DNS host to see the step-by-step instructions.

    If your DNS host doesn't have a link on the page, you can follow the general instructions to add the record, or contact your DNS host for help.

  8. Follow the steps for creating the TXT record (or MX record) at your DNS host, then verify the domain back in Office 365.

Find other DNS values to set for Office 365, including MX record value for email

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

  2. Go to the Domains page.

  3. On the Domains page, select your domain.

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  4. Under Required DNS settings, you'll see the DNS records to add.

    View DNS records.

    You'll want to keep this information available while you make changes at your DNS host, so you can copy and paste the values.

    • The groups of DNS records that are listed on the page depend on your choices listed under Domain purpose.

  5. Go to Create DNS records for Office 365, and then click the link for your DNS host to see step-by-step instructions for adding records at that DNS host's website.

    If your DNS host doesn't have a link on the page, you can follow the general instructions to add records or contact your DNS host for help.

  6. Follow the steps for creating the records at your DNS host.

IF you still use the old "classic" admin center, follow the steps in these procedures.

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

  2. Go to the Domains page.

  3. On the Manage domains page, click your domain.

    Select a domain, and choose Start setup

  4. Choose Start setup. You'll go back to the domains setup wizard to see the specific value you need to add.

  5. On the Add this TXT record page, you'll find step-by-step instructions to add a TXT record to verify your domain. (If your DNS host doesn't let you add TXT records, you'll see "MX record" instead of "TXT record.")

  6. Copy the MS=msXXXXXXXX value (including the MS= part) shown on the page.

  7. Go to Create DNS records for Office 365, and click the link for your DNS host to see the step-by-step instructions.

    If your DNS host doesn't have a link on the page, you can follow the general instructions to add the record, or contact your DNS host for help.

  8. Follow the steps for creating the TXT record (or MX record) at your DNS host, then verify the domain back in Office 365.

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

  2. Go to the Domains page.

  3. On the Manage domains page, select your domain.

    Select a domain, and choose Start setup

  4. Click Domain settings to see the DNS records to add.

    Select a domain, and choose Domain settings

    You'll want to keep this information available while you make changes at your DNS host, so you can copy and paste the values.

    • The groups of DNS records that are listed on the page depend on your choices listed under Domain purpose.

  5. Go to Create DNS records for Office 365, and then click the link for your DNS host to see step-by-step instructions for adding records at that DNS host's website.

    If your DNS host doesn't have a link on the page, you can follow the general instructions to add records or contact your DNS host for help.

  6. Follow the steps for creating the records at your DNS host.

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