Change nameservers to set up Office 365 with Netregistry

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

If Netregistry 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 change your NS records at Netregistry, your domain will be set up to work with Office 365 services.

To learn about webhosting and DNS for websites with Office 365, see Use a public website with Office 365.

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 Office 365, 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 Office 365 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.

  1. To get started, go to your domains page in Netregistry by using this link. You'll be prompted to log in.

    Netregistry_login

  2. Next to the domain you want to manage, select Manage.

    Netregistry_Manage

  3. Select Zone Manager.

    Netregistry_selectZoneManager

  4. Under Add a zone record, choose TXT Recordfrom the list, and then select Create new record.

    Netregistry_TXT_select

  5. NOTE: You must use quotation marks before and after the entry in the TXT box.

    In the New TXT Record form, type or copy and paste the values from the following table.

Name TTL (SEC) TXT (Points to address or value)
(leave blank)
3600 (seconds)
"MS=msXXXXXXXX"
Note: This is an example. Use your specific Destination or Points to Address value here, from the table in Office 365. How do I find this?

Netregistry_verificationTXTvalues

  1. Choose Add record.

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

When Office 365 finds the correct TXT record, your domain is verified.

  1. Choose Setup > Domains.

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

    Domain name selected in Office 365 Admin Center

  3. On the Setup page, choose Start setup.

    Start setup

  4. On the Verify domain page, choose Verify.

    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.

Change your nameservers

  1. To get started, go to your domains page in Netregistry by using this link. You'll be prompted to log in.

    Netregistry_login

  2. Next to the domain you want to manage, select Manage.

    Netregistry_Manage

  3. On the next page click Domain Name.

  4. Scroll down to the Domain Delegation section.

  5. Edit your nameservers to the addresses below and click on "Update Name Servers."

Name Server 1
ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com
Name Server 2
ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com
Name Server 3 (optional)
ns3.bdm.microsoftonline.com
Name Server 4 (optional)
ns4.bdm.microsoftonline.com