Topic Last Modified: 2012-04-09
If you already own a domain name, you can add the domain to your Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses account. This topic describes the necessary steps for adding your eNom Central domain name to Office 365 after Office 365 has verified that you own the domain, so that you can use the domain with Office 365.
To finish adding the domain, you change the domain’s name server (NS) records on eNom Central to the Office 365 primary and secondary name servers. Alternatively, if you’re comfortable with DNS management, and you want to set up and manage your Office 365 DNS records yourself, see Add your domain to Office 365 but continue to manage your domain's DNS records. For more information about adding your domain to Office 365, see Options for adding your domain to Office 365.
When you change your domain’s NS records to point to Office 365, all of the services that are currently associated with your domain—for example email, websites, blogs, and shopping carts—are affected. If you’re using your domain for any of these services, make sure you take the necessary steps to ensure that this transition does not result in downtime for the services. |
If you don’t take the necessary additional steps, your users might lose their email access and your current website might be inaccessible. For more information, see Update DNS records to keep your website with your current hosting provider.
The following instructions describe how to change NS records at eNom Central. We provide detailed instructions for editing NS records at several other domain registrars. See the list that’s included in Change name server records at a domain registrar.
To change your domain’s NS records at eNom Central, follow these steps.
Sign in to your account at eNom Central.
In the header, click Domains, and then click My Domains.
On the my domains tab, click the domain name that you’re verifying.
The Edit DNS Servers page should be displayed.
If the page is not displayed, then on the Manage Domain drop-down list box, click DNS Server Settings.
On the Edit DNS Servers page, select Custom, and then edit Name Server 1 and Name Server 2 to be ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com and ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com, respectively.
When you see the notification Updated Successfully, sign out of the account.
Your name server update updates may take up to 72 hours to propagate through the DNS system. Your custom domain will be ready to use with Office 365 after DNS propagation finishes.