Setting up a domain service (Office 365)

Office 365 is a cloud-based, professional e-mail program that can also be used for video conferencing, instant messaging, and file sharing within and outside your organization. This domain service can be used to connect the domain registered with Checkdomain to Office 365.

Please note: The MX record for Office 365 varies and must therefore be set manually. Read How do I set an MX record?

Step 1

On our homepage at click on "Login" in the upper right corner to log in to your customer area.

You will reach the login form by entering your customer login or e-mail address and your customer password and then click on the "Login" button.

Step 2

You are now in your customer area. In the left navigation click on the navigation point "Domains".

Step 3

In the domain overview, select the domain for which you want to set up a domain service. Click on "Configuration" for the desired domain.


Step 4

On the detail page of the desired domain, click on "Domain Services".

Step 5

Click the Activate button in the Office 365 area.

Step 6

Now select whether the service is to be called via the normal domain address ( or via a subdomain. If necessary, enter the name of the subdomain in the corresponding text field.

In the text field, enter the domain control code (ms4378563...) that was generated for your domain on the Microsoft site.

IMPORTANT: Enter the control code "without" the preceding "MS=" in the text field!

Then click on the "Activate" button to set up the domain service.

Step 7

Finally, you have to manually set the required MX record of Office 365.

How do I create my own mail server?

Important note

Please note: Depending on the provider you are connected to, it may take 3-6 hours until the service is activated.

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