Create DNS Records at Register.com for Live@edu

 

Applies to: Live@edu

Topic Last Modified: 2011-11-23

Before you begin

The Live@edu Service Management Portal provides the information you need to create each type of DNS record. The values for several types of records include a unique 30-character token for each domain. When you create the DNS records, to avoid typos, copy and paste the information from the Service Management Portal to the data entry form for your DNS hosting service.

Typically, DNS records that you create for new domains are detected quickly. Updates to DNS records for existing domains may take longer to be detected. However, it should take no longer than 72 hours before a change is detected.

Access the Register.com Advanced Technical Settings

  1. Go to the Register.com Web site at http://www.register.com, and click Log In.

  2. In the resulting Log In page, verify that My Account Manager is selected in the Log In To section, and log on with your Register.com User Name and password.

  3. The My Domains & Services page opens. On the My Accounts tab, in the Services for Account section, click your domain name.

  4. The information page for your domain opens. Find the Advanced Technical Settings section at the bottom of the page. You are now ready to create the DNS records that are used with the cloud-based service.

DNS record to verify that you own the domain

Important   You only need to create one record to prove domain ownership.

You need the unique token for your domain. The token is displayed in the Service Management Portal when you are asked to prove domain ownership. In the examples below, replace <token> with the exact value from the Service Management Portal, such as 418dfb2662004683978f9ce4742099.

TXT record

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit TXT Records (SPF).

  2. On the Add TXT Record page, select an empty row to enter the TXT record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more TXT records.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • Host Name   Enter one of the following values:

      • Enter @ if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter @.

      • Enter the subdomain name if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter test.

    • TXT Record   v=msv1 t=<token>

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

MX record

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit Mail Exchanger Records.

  2. On the Add MX Records page, select an empty row to enter the MX record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more MX records.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • Host Name   Enter one of the following values:

      • Enter @ if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter @.

      • Enter the subdomain name if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter test.

    • Priority   Select Low. Low is 10, Medium is 5, and High is 0.

      Important   To prevent a conflict with the MX record that routes e-mail to your domain, pay close attention to the Priority value. The MX record for mail routing should be set to High, and the MX record for proving domain ownership should be set to Low.

    • Mail Server   <token>.msv1.invalid

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

After you create the DNS record at Register.com to prove domain ownership, return to the Service Management Portal to check the status of your service.

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MX record to direct e-mail to your domain

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit Mail Exchanger Records.

  2. On the Add MX Records page, select an empty row to enter the MX record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more MX records.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • Host Name   Enter one of the following values:

      • Enter @ if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter @.

      • Enter the subdomain name if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter test.

    • Priority   Select High. Low is 10, Medium is 5, and High is 0.

    • Mail Server   <token>.mail.outlook.com

      Enter the value of MX server, displayed under Update an MX record in the Recommended DNS updates section of the Domains page in the Service Management Portal.

    Important   If you have obsolete MX records for this domain that routed e-mail to another location, delete them from the Add MX Records page by selecting Delete next to the record.

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

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Autodiscover CNAME record to enable Outlook 

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit Domain Aliases Records.

  2. On the Add Domain Aliases (CNAME) page, select an empty row to enter the CNAME record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more domain aliases.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • In the left field, enter one of the following values:

      • Enter autodiscover if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter autodiscover.

      • Enter autodiscover.<subdomain name> if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter autodiscover.test.

    • In the points to field, enter:

      • autodiscover.outlook.com

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

After you've created the autodiscover CNAME record and created user accounts, you can point your users to Connect Outlook to This Account to help them create a new Outlook profile and connect.

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SPF record to validate e-mail sent from your domain

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit TXT Records (SPF).

  2. On the Add TXT Record page, select an empty row to enter the TXT record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more TXT records.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • Host Name   Enter one of the following values:

      • Enter @ if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter @.

      • Enter the subdomain name if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter test.

    • TXT Record   v=spf1 include:outlook.com include:spf.messaging.microsoft.com ~all

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

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SRV record to enable instant messaging clients

  1. On the Register.com information page for your domain, in the Advanced Technical Settings section, click Edit SRV Records.

  2. On the Add SRV Records page, select an empty row to enter the SRV record information. If no empty rows are available, click Add more SRV records.

  3. Enter the following information in an empty row:

    • Service   _sipfederationtls

    • Proto   _tcp

    • Name   Enter one of the following values:

      • Enter @ if your registered domain is your cloud-based domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com and your cloud-based domain is contoso.com, enter @.

      • Enter the subdomain name if your cloud-based domain is a subdomain of your registered domain. For example, if your registered domain is contoso.com, but your cloud-based domain is the subdomain test.contoso.com, enter test.

    • Priority   Select Low. Low is 10, Medium is 5, and High is 0.

    • Weight   2

    • Port   5061

    • Target   federation.messenger.msn.com

  4. When you are finished, click Continue.

  5. On the resulting confirmation page, click Continue.

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