Find the TXT record value and verify


  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your account.
  2. Go to Admin Center > Settings or Setup > Domains.
  3. Click your domain, then choose Start setup. Alternatively, choose "Add domain" and enter the desired domain to add. You'll go back to the domains setup wizard to see the specific value you need to add.
  4. On the Verify Domain page, you'll find step-by-step instructions to add a record to verify your domain.

  5. Copy the MS=msXXXXXXXX value shown. 

  6. Follow the steps needed to create the TXT record (or MX record) at your DNS host, then verify the domain back in Office 365.

                    Click Setup on Office 365 Admin page

Find the MX record value for email and more

Please note that by doing these changes, you are effectively routing all of your e-mail traffic for this domain to your Office 365 account.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.                     

  2. Go to Admin Center > Settings or Setup > Domai

  3. On the Domains page, select your domain.                               
  4. Under Required DNS settings, you'll see the DNS records to add.

    - You'll want to keep this information available while you make changes at your DNS host, so you can copy and paste the values.

    - The groups of DNS records that are listed on the page depend on your choices listed under Domain purpose.

  5. Follow the steps to create the records at your DNS host. 


  • DNS settings can take anywhere from 1 to 24 hours to replicate, depending on your domain host. If you have made the changes on your DNS settings, but Office 365 is still not reflecting the changes, try again after some time.
  • It's not needed to do the whole process in one sitting. You can save and close your work on the Office 365 domains wizard, and continue when you're ready to proceed. Remember that any changes done on your DNS host will not be reverted upon exiting this wizard.