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Default @ DNS record in Office 365 creation

Posted on 2013-10-28
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Hi Experts,

In Office 365 when you make your nameservers the office 365 ones.

How do you add a dns record so that if someone goes to your website at a 3rd party but does not use the www, how do you do it?

eg:

if you want to go to www.domain.com and domain.coms website lives at 1.2.3.4 you just create a A record called www and point it to 1.2.3.4 in the DNS management area in office 365

That then works fine. so if someone goes to http://www.domain.com it works.

But how do you make the DNS make it so that the website is resolved if you go to http://domain.com

I tried creating a A record called @ but that did not work.

Any ideas??

Richard
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Creating an A record for @ should work. Does it give you an error when you try to save the record, or does it just not load the webpage?

I've not been impressed with the built-in DNS manager in Office 365. I strongly prefer 3rd party DNS services like DYN.
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Hi Thanks,

Strangely enough, that worked today. yet didn't the other day.

just added in a A record called @ and pointed it to the public IP of website.

maybe Office 365 DNS manager is flakey as you say.

Richard
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