Verify your domain and change name servers

If you already have your own domain, you want to configure it to work with Office 365, and you want Office 365 to manage your DNS records for you, you need to do two tasks:

  • At your DNS hosting provider, confirm that you own the domain.
  • At your domain registrar, change the domain name server records.

After you make these changes, Office 365 handles the rest of the required DNS changes and hosts your Office 365 DNS records.

If you prefer, you can manage your DNS records yourself at your DNS hosting provider.

For step-by-step instructions, click the link for your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar.

If your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar is not listed, learn how to verify your domain and change name servers at any DNS hosting provider or domain registrar.

There are also instructions for DNS hosting providers in some other locales. To see if your locale has additional step-by-step instructions available, see Creating DNS records at additional domain registrars in other locales.

 Tip    If you don’t know the DNS hosting provider or domain registrar for your domain, find out how to locate your DNS services.

 
 
Applies to:
Office 365 Small Business admin