Add Domain Name in Office 365

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After you sign up for Office 365, the very first thing you have to do is add a domain name. Make sure you own the domain name and have access to domain hosting account’s control panel, otherwise you can’t add the domain name. You will be stuck at verification page. In this post, I will show steps to add domain name in Office 365 using Office365 portal.

Add Domain Name in Office 365

Log on to Office 365 with your Global Administrator account.

Add Domain Name in Office 365

From the Microsoft 365 admin center page, expand Setup and click Domains.

Click Add domain option as shown above.

Enter the domain name that you want to add. Here I am adding as shown above. Click Next.

Under verify domain option, choose any one of the verification method listed above. You can use MX or TXT record for verification. I recommend to use TXT record as MX record modification can affect mail flow. Remember, if you don’t own the domain name, then you can’t add in Office 365. Here, I will be using TXT record. Select second option “Add a TXT record instead”. Click Next after selecting the option.

Go to your domain hosting panel and add the TXT value as shown above.

As you can see above, I have added the TXT value in my DNS. It might take 1 minute to 24 hours for the TXT record to replicate to all public DNS servers on the Internet. So wait for about at least 5 minutes before clicking next button. Click Verify on Office 365 domain verification page.

After the verification is successful, setup your online services page is displayed as shown above. Here, choose option “I’ll manage my own DNS records.” and click Next.

Here you can select the services you want to be configured now. I will not select any services for now. Click Next. The setup will now finish.

Add Domain Name in Office 365

You will now see that the domain has been added to Office 365 successfully.

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