Domain name server configuration office 365 small business users.
The Office 365 Professional/Small Business User plan provides the facility to let Microsoft handle your DNS zone file. It acts as a DNS registrar. Office 365′s DNS manager handles all the DNS information including the name servers. So, you need to add the name servers that Microsoft gives you when you configure users and domains in your Office 365 administration portal, in the case where you already have a DNS registrar that hosts your website and other DNS records.
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 domain name to Office 365 Administration Portal after it has verified that you own the domain, so that you can use the domain with Office 365.
To finish adding the domain, you must change the domain’s name server records on your domain registrar to the Office 365 primary and secondary name servers.
If you change your domain’s name server records as described in this topic, that changes the destination of domain services (such as email and web hosting) to point to Office 365. If you’re already using the domain for email or for a customer website, make sure you take steps to provide a smooth transition so that your users won’t lose email messages and your customers can continue to visit your current website. If you change your domain’s name server records before you take these additional steps, your users may lose their email access and your current website may be inaccessible.
Change Name Server Records
If your current domain name registrar appears in the following list, click that link for step-by-step directions for updating name server records for your domain. If your domain registrar is not listed, use the instructions following the list to change the name server records.
- Change name server records at Go Daddy
- Change name server records at Melbourne IT
- Change name server records at Network Solutions
- Change name server records at Tucows
- Change name server records at eNom Central
- Change name server records at 1&1 Internet
- Change name server records at Register.com
To change your domain’s name server records, follow these steps.
- Sign in to your domain name registrar’s website.
- On the domain registrar’s website, locate the section where you can change name server records. This section is typically labeled in one of the following ways:
- Manage Domain
- Nameserver Settings
- DNS Server Settings
- On the page where you can change name server records, edit the primary and secondary name servers to be ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com and ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com, respectively, and then save the new settings.
Your name server record updates may take up to 72 hours to propagate through the DNS system. Your domain will be ready to use with Office 365 after DNS propagation finishes.
More information: https://support.office.live.com/?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US