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Create DNS records when Office 365 doesn't host your DNS

 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-05-07

Follow the directions in this article only if:

  1. You already have your own domain.
  2. You don’t want to use the Office 365 name servers, and instead want to set up the DNS records for Exchange Online and Lync Online yourself.
  3. You have read Add your domain to Office 365 but continue to manage your domain's DNS records, and understand the limitations in Office 365 services.

For helpful information for deciding if you want to use this approach, see Add your domain to Office 365 but continue to manage your domain's DNS records.

Here are the tasks you’ll need to do:

  • At your DNS hosting provider, confirm that you own the domain.
  • At your DNS hosting provider, change DNS records for Exchange Online and Lync Online.

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

 

For help identifying the DNS hosting provider or domain registrar for your domain, see Locate your domain services or buy a new domain.

For information about what each record type is used for, see Understand DNS record types and functions.

If your DNS hosting provider or domain registrar is not listed, see Create DNS records at any DNS hosting provider when Office 365 doesn't host your DNS. 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 Create DNS records at additional DNS hosting providers.

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