How To Verify A Domain For Microsoft Office Live 365

Microsoft provide two ways that you can verify your domain for use with their email and web services;

  • A CNAME Record
  • A TXT Record

To verify your domain with Microsoft Office Live please see the following instructions:


How to add a CNAME record

Firstly, you need to ensure your domain is pointed to our nameservers:

  • ns.123-reg.co.uk
  • ns2.123-reg.co.uk

If the domain is not pointed to the 123-reg nameservers, you will be unable to manage them from the 123-reg control panel.

For more information on changing your nameservers please view the following article:

How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

1

Login to your 123-reg control panel.

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2

In the Domain names section, select the relevant domain name in the drop-down list and click on the Manage button.

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3

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click on the Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.


4

From the Advanced DNS tab.


5

Select CNAME from the Type drop down list in the Add new entry section.


6

In the Hostname field enter the record name provided by Microsoft i.e ms74532832.

7

In the Destination CNAME field enter ps.microsoftonline.com. as provided by Microsoft.


8

Click on the Add new entry button to save the new record.




How to add a TXT record

1

Login to your 123-reg control panel.

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2

In the Domain names section, select the relevant domain name in the drop-down list and click on the Manage button.

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3

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click on the Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.


4

From the Advanced DNS tab.


5

Select TXT/SPF from the Type drop down list in the Add new entry section.


6

In the Hostname field enter an @ symbol.

7

In the Destination TXT/SPF field enter the record provided by Microsoft i.e. v=verifydomain MS=ms74532832.


8

Click on the Add new entry button to save the new record.

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