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What is the selecting services page in the Office 365 domains setup wizard?

On the Select services page in the Office 365 domains setup wizard, you choose Outlook, Skype for Business Online, or both. This lets the wizard show you, on a later page, just the DNS records you need to set up.

Why isn't there an option on this page for SharePoint Online? There are no required DNS records to use SharePoint Online, so it's not listed here. (If you have a SharePoint Online Public Website, you can set up DNS records to use your domain with the website following separate steps that aren't part of the domains setup wizard.)

Choose the services you want to use with your domain

More about the domains setup wizard

In the domains setup wizard, you first verify to Office 365 that you own the domain name, and then you set up users and DNS records for your services. One option is to set up your domain's DNS records yourself. (Another option is to have Office 365 set up the records for you. In that scenario, you're not prompted to select services.)

When you choose to add the records yourself, you're then asked if you're using Outlook, Skype for Business Online, or both. And depending on what you select, the wizard shows you (in a later step) a list of just the DNS records you need to add.

Tip    You can get step-by-step instructions for adding the records by going to Create DNS records and choosing clicking Help for your domain's registrar.

I don’t see DNS records for some services on the DNS management page

You might see DNS records for only some services listed for your domain. That’s expected if you didn't select all of the Office 365 services.

To see the DNS records for a domain:


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

  2. Go to the manage domains page.

  3. On the Manage domains page, choose a domain in the list, and then choose Manage DNS.

For example, if you selected Skype for Business Online and not Outlook, you won't see (in the domains setup wizard and on the admin page where you manage your domain) the DNS records you have to update for Outlook. These include the MX record to send email to Office 365, a CNAME record to set up Autodiscover, and so on.

Applies To: Office 365 Small Business Admin, Office 365 Admin

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