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Verify your domain in Office 365

When you're ready to use your domain (like with your email (like, you'll start by proving to Office 365 that you own the domain. The way that Office 365 verifies that you're the owner is by checking for a customized DNS record that you've added for your domain at your DNS host's website. Only the domain owner can add records, so that proves your ownership. The Office 365 setup wizard in Office 365 helps you verify your domain ownership and set up your services.

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To verify your domain in Office 365

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  1. Go to the Manage domains page. (If you're not already signed in to Office 365, you'll be prompted to sign in. If the link doesn't work, here are steps to navigate to the Manage domains page.)

    Click Domains on Office 365 Admin page
  2. Choose Add domain to start the setup wizard, which guides you through verifying your domain and other setup steps.

    Click Add domain on Office 365 Domains page
  3. Type your domain name in the setup wizard.

    Type the domain you want to use in Office 365
  4. Add the customized DNS record so Office 365 can confirm you own the domain. Office 365 typically detects your domain's DNS host and provides step-by-step instructions for adding the record.

    In Office 365 click Step-by-step instructions for more info about adding TXT records
  5. When you've added the record at your DNS host, finish this step by choosing Okay, I've added the record.

Learn more about setting up your domain with Office 365

The setup wizard walks you through each step for setting up Office 365, but here are a few additional pointers if you want to learn more.

Continue setting up Office 365 for business   

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Next step: Add users to Office 365 for business

Applies To: Office 365 Admin

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