Create DNS records at eNomCentral for Microsoft

Check the Domains FAQ if you don't find what you're looking for.

If eNomCentral is your DNS hosting provider, follow the steps in this article to verify your domain and set up DNS records for email, Skype for Business Online, and so on.

After you add these records at eNomCentral, your domain will be set up to work with Microsoft services.

Note

Typically it takes about 15 minutes for DNS changes to take effect. However, it can occasionally take longer for a change you've made to update across the Internet's DNS system. If you're having trouble with mail flow or other issues after adding DNS records, see Troubleshoot issues after changing your domain name or DNS records.

Add a TXT record for verification

Before you use your domain with Microsoft, we have to make sure that you own it. Your ability to log in to your account at your domain registrar and create the DNS record proves to Microsoft that you own the domain.

Note

This record is used only to verify that you own your domain; it doesn't affect anything else. You can delete it later, if you like.

Follow the steps below or watch the video (start at 0:46).

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at eNom Central by using this link. You'll be prompted to login.

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  2. Under my domains, select the name of the domain that you want to edit.

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  3. On the Manage Domain drop-down list, choose Host Records.

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  4. In the boxes for the new record, type or copy and paste the values from the following table.

    Choose the Record Type value from the drop-down list.

    Host Name Record Type Address
    @ TXT MS=ms XXXXXXXX
    Note: This is an example. Use your specific Destination or Points to Address value here, from the table. How do I find this?

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  5. Select save.

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  6. Wait a few minutes before you continue, so that the record you just created can update across the Internet.

Now that you've added the record at your domain registrar's site, you'll go back to Microsoft 365 and request Microsoft 365 to look for the record.

When Microsoft finds the correct TXT record, your domain is verified.

  1. In the Microsoft admin center, go to the Settings > Domains page.

  2. On the Domains page, select the domain that you are verifying.

  3. On the Setup page, select Start setup.

  4. On the Verify domain page, select Verify.

Note

Typically it takes about 15 minutes for DNS changes to take effect. However, it can occasionally take longer for a change you've made to update across the Internet's DNS system. If you're having trouble with mail flow or other issues after adding DNS records, see Troubleshoot issues after changing your domain name or DNS records.

Add an MX record so email for your domain will come to Microsoft

Follow the steps below or watch the video (start at 3:40).

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at eNom Central by using this link. You'll be prompted to login.

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  2. Under my domains, select the name of the domain that you want to edit.

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  3. On the Manage Domain drop-down list, choose Email Settings.

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  4. On the Service Selection drop-down list, choose User (MX).

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  5. In the boxes for the new record, type or copy and paste the values from the following table.

    Host Name Address Pref
    @ <domain-key> .mail.protection.outlook.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    Note: Get your <domain-key> from your Microsoft account. How do I find this?
    10
    For more information about priority, see What is MX priority?

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  6. Select save.

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  7. If there are any other existing MX records, select the check boxes for those records to select them.

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  8. Select delete checked.

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Add the CNAME records that are required for Microsoft

Follow the steps below or watch the video (start at 4:24).

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at eNom Central by using this link. You'll be prompted to login.

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  2. Under my domains, select the name of the domain that you want to edit.

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  3. On the Manage Domain drop-down list, choose Host Records.

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  4. Select new row.

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  5. In the boxes for the six new records, type or copy and paste the following values.

    Choose the Record Type value from the drop-down list.

    Host Name Record Type Address
    autodiscover CNAME (Alias) autodiscover.outlook.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    sip CNAME (Alias) sipdir.online.lync.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    lyncdiscover CNAME (Alias) webdir.online.lync.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    enterpriseregistration CNAME (Alias) enterpriseregistration.windows.net.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    enterpriseenrollment CNAME (Alias) enterpriseenrollment-s.manage.microsoft.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)

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  6. Select save.

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Add a TXT record for SPF to help prevent email spam

Important

You cannot have more than one TXT record for SPF for a domain. If your domain has more than one SPF record, you'll get email errors, as well as delivery and spam classification issues. If you already have an SPF record for your domain, don't create a new one for Microsoft. Instead, add the required Microsoft values to the current record so that you have a single SPF record that includes both sets of values.

Follow the steps below or watch the video (start at 5:12).

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at eNom Central by using this link. You'll be prompted to login.

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  2. Under my domains, select the name of the domain that you want to edit.

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  3. On the Manage Domain drop-down list, choose Host Records.

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  4. In the boxes for the new record, type or copy and paste the values from the following table.

    Choose the Record Type value from the drop-down list.

    Host Name Record Type Address
    @ TXT v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all
    Note: We recommend copying and pasting this entry, so that all of the spacing stays correct.

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  5. Select save.

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Add the two SRV records that are required for Microsoft

Follow the steps below or watch the video (start at 5:50).

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at eNom Central by using this link. You'll be prompted to login.

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  2. Under my domains, select the name of the domain that you want to edit.

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  3. On the Manage Domain drop-down list, choose Host Records.

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  4. To the right of new row, select add SRV or SPF record.

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  5. In the boxes for the two new records, type or copy and paste the values from the following table.

    Service Protocol Priority Weight Port Target (Hostname)
    _sip _tls 100 1 443 sipdir.online.lync.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    _sipfederationtls _tcp 100 1 5061 sipfed.online.lync.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)

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  6. Select save

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Note

Typically it takes about 15 minutes for DNS changes to take effect. However, it can occasionally take longer for a change you've made to update across the Internet's DNS system. If you're having trouble with mail flow or other issues after adding DNS records, see Troubleshoot issues after changing your domain name or DNS records.