Gather the information you need to create Office 365 DNS records

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

Step 1: Find the TXT record value and verify

  1. In the Admin center, go to the Domains page, or choose Setup > Domains.

    If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Domains page.

    If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Domains page.

  2. On the Domains page, choose your domain, then choose Start setup. You'll go back to the domains setup wizard to see the specific value you need to add.

  3. On the Verify domain page, choose Add a TXT record instead, then choose Next.

  4. Copy the TXT value shown. It looks like this: MS=msXXXXXXXX.

  5. Go to Create DNS records at any DNS hosting provider, and select your DNS host from the list of registrars to see the step-by-step instructions.

  6. Follow the steps for creating the TXT record (or MX record) at your DNS host, then verify the domain back in Office 365.

Step 2: Find the MX record value for email and more

  1. In the Admin center, go to the Domains page, or choose Setup > Domains.

    If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Domains page.

    If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Domains page.

  2. On the Domains page, choose your domain.

  3. Under Required DNS settings, you'll see the DNS records to add.

    You'll want to keep this information available while you make changes at your DNS host, so you can copy and paste the values.

    The groups of DNS records that are listed on the page depend on your choices listed under Domain purpose.

  4. Go to Create DNS records at any DNS hosting provider, and then select your DNS host from the list of registrars to see step-by-step instructions for adding records at that DNS host's website.

  5. Follow the steps for creating the records at your DNS host.