Topic Last Modified: 2011-11-23
To confirm that you own the domain you are modifying, you create a record at your DNS hosting provider. When this DNS record is verified, your ownership of the domain is confirmed.
The MX record used to prove domain ownership is a separate record from the MX record that you use for mail routing, and it points to an invalid MX server name that can’t be used for mail routing. To set up mail routing using an MX record, you need to create a separate MX record.
To prevent a conflict with the MX record used for mail routing, pay close attention to the Priority or Preference value. The MX record used to prove domain ownership should have a lower priority than the mail routing MX record. Some domain hosting services use numbers to set priority, and some use High, Medium, and Low.
The MX record used to prove domain ownership must be in the exact format displayed when you are asked to prove ownership. For example, if your token is 0cbc8689f5394f86bc7b84983e30d3, specify the following:
Typically, DNS records that you create for new domains are detected quickly. Updates to the DNS records of existing domains may take longer to be detected. However, it should take no longer than 72 hours before the new record is detected.
Until the new DNS record is detected, the Service Management Portal will display the message asking you to confirm domain ownership. To check if the DNS record has been detected, click Refresh.
Not finding your domain registrar? See Create DNS Records for Live@edu.
Want more information and instructions about how to find your domain registrar or DNS hosting service? See Domain Name Registration and DNS Hosting Services.