Office 365 – Adding TXT verification record to Public DNS


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Find the TXT record value and verify – I am using Justhost.com but, you can use godaddy or any domain you have your site is being hosted with:
Go to the Click here to go to the Office 365 admin center. .

Choose Setup – Domains.

On the Domains page, choose your domain, then choose Start setup. You’ll go back to the domains setup wizard to see the specific value you need to add.

On the Verify domain page, choose Add a TXT record instead, then choose Next.

Copy the TXT value shown. It looks like this: MS=msXXXXXXXX.

Go to Create DNS records at any DNS hosting provider for Office 365, and select your DNS host from the list of registrars to see the step-by-step instructions.

Follow the steps for creating the TXT record – or MX record – at your DNS host, then verify the domain back in Office 365.

Enayat Meer

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