Create DNS records at eNomCentral for Office 365

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 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.

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, choose 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.

    (Select 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 in Office 365. How do I find this?

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  5. Choose 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 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.

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

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, choose 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 Office 365 portal account. How do I find this?
    10
    For more information about priority, see What is MX priority?

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  6. Choose 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. Choose delete checked.

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Add the CNAME records that are required for Office 365

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, choose 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. Choose new row.

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

     (Select 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 (.)
    msoid
    CNAME (Alias)
    clientconfig.microsoftonline-p.net.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    enterpriseregistration
    CNAME (Alias)
    enterpriseregistration.windows.net.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)
    enterpriseenrollment
    CNAME (Alias)
    enterpriseenrollment.manage.microsoft.com.
    This value MUST end with a period (.)

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  6. Choose 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 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.

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, choose 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.

    (Select 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. Choose save.

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Add the two SRV records that are required for Office 365

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, choose 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, choose 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. Choose 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.