Create DNS records at Domain Monster for Office 365

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

If Domain Monster 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 Domain Monster, 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 at Domain Monster by using this link. You'll be prompted to login first.

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  2. In the Manage Domains section, select the domain you want to update and then choose Manage.

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  3. On the Domain Control Panel page, choose Manage DNS.

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

    (Select the Record type from the drop-down lists.)

    Record type Hostname Comment
    TXT
    (Leave this field blank.)
    MS=ms XXXXXXXX
    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?

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  5. Choose Add record.

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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 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.

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  4. On the Verify domain page, choose Verify.

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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.

Add an MX record so email for your domain will come to Office 365

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

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  2. In the Manage Domains section, select the domain you want to update and then choose Manage.

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  3. On the Domain Control Panel page, choose Manage DNS.

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

    (Select the Record type and Preference values from the drop-down lists.)

    Record type Hostname Address Preference
    MX
    (Leave this field blank.)
    <domain-key> .mail.protection.outlook.com
    Note: Get your <domain-key> from your Office 365 portal account. How do I find this?
    1
    For more information about priority, see What is MX priority?

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  5. Choose Add Record.

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  6. If there are any other MX records, delete them by selecting the checkbox in the Delete (Trash icon) column.

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  7. Choose Save DNS Updates.

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Add the six CNAME records that are required for Office 365

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

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  2. In the Manage Domains section, select the domain you want to update and then choose Manage.

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  3. On the Domain Control Panel page, choose Manage DNS.

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  4. Add the first of the CNAME records.

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

    (Select the ** Record type ** from the drop-down list.)

    Record type Alias Address
    CNAME
    autodiscover
    autodiscover.outlook.com
    CNAME
    sip
    sipdir.online.lync.com
    CNAME
    lyncdiscover
    webdir.online.lync.com
    CNAME
    msoid
    clientconfig.microsoftonline-p.net
    CNAME
    enterpriseregistration
    enterpriseregistration.windows.net.
    CNAME
    enterpriseenrollment
    enterpriseenrollment.manage.microsoft.com.

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  5. Choose Add Record.

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  6. To add each of the other five CNAME records, create a record using the values from the next row in the table, and then again choose Add Record to complete that record.

    Repeat this process until you have created all six CNAME records.

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 Office 365. Instead, add the required Office 365 values to the current record so that you have a single SPF record that includes both sets of values.

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

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  2. In the Manage Domains section, select the domain you want to update and then choose Manage.

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  3. On the Domain Control Panel page, choose Manage DNS.

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

    (Select the Record type from the drop-down list.)

    Record type Hostname Comment
    TXT
    (Leave this field empty.)
    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. Choose Add Record.

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    Note

    Domain Monster creates a default TXT/SPF record for each account. Depending on your email configuration, you should either delete this record, or add its TXT/SPF values to the Office 365 TXT/SPF record. Need examples? Check out these External Domain Name System records for Office 365. To validate your SPF record, you can use one of these SPF validation tools.

Add the two SRV records that are required for Office 365

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

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  2. In the Manage Domains section, select the domain you want to update and then choose Manage.

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  3. On the Domain Control Panel page, choose Manage DNS.

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  4. Add the first of the two SRV records.

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

    (Choose the Record Type, Service/Protocol, Preference and Weight values from the drop-down lists.)

    Record type Service/Protocol Address Preference Weight Port
    SRV
    _sip._tls
    sipdir.online.lync.com
    100
    1
    443
    SRV
    _sipfederationtls._tcp
    sipfed.online.lync.com
    100
    1
    5061

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  5. Choose Add Record.

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  6. To add the other SRV record, create a record using the values from the second row in the table, and then again choose Add Record to complete the record.

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.