Unable to use personalized address with a domain not regsitered with GoDaddy
GoDaddy is an evil company that kills elephants for fun. I want to use a personalized email address/custom domain while NOT supporting killing elephants.
Jon Fisher commented
This is literally the only thing preventing me from switching all my email and calendars to Outlook.com.
Important - I support this!!!
Stefan Flegg commented
Please add support for any domain registrar. Forcing GoDaddy is unnecessary.
I have an issue with GoDaddy also.
You need to support other Domain providers.
Even if I tried to move my domain to GoDaddy they do not support .nz top level Domains.
They can only manage .co.nz or .org.nz or .net.nz second level Domains.
All we need is some MX & autodiscover records. Please help
Terrible. We have tons of domains with other carries. It shouldn't be limited to GoDaddy.
Colin Bowern commented
I wonder if there is a revenue share deal with GoDaddy driving this. I don't believe this is in your user's best interests given that under Windows Live Domains and the original Outlook.com premium offering we could use domains registered anywhere. Please reverse course - I do not want to be forced to use GoDaddy.
It would be great to have support for both GoDaddy domains for simple, one-click setup, or a more advanced setup process for custom domains if a user wishes to use one.
Edsger Lin commented
GoDaddy is so overpriced, I have a .codes domain for my personal use, GoDaddy charge me almost $80(with extra charges for domain privacy) for it while CloudFlare only cost $30/year.
I can get an Exchange Online for Enterprise subscription with that price difference, and that is what I am using now.
I hope Outlook.com could support other registrant, at least as a advance option for users who know how to configure DNS and DKIM and SPF stuff manually.
GoDaddy sucks as fxxk!
I manage various of my domains with cloudflare, and I would never consider moving it to godaddy. They domains are overpriced, and it's support is... less then you think :>
I dont own a company, but I'm a geek and I manage my domains with cloudflare, mostly bought in OVH.
I really consider moving all my family mailboxes to Outlook.com but we dont want to lose our domains.
I don't really care about the elephants, but I'd like to use my current domain in the .nu-namespace which GoDaddy doesn't support.
Why only domains from GoDaddy? Too bad, I was thinking to move here my email and domain. I don't want to use services from an elephant killer like GoDaddy.
Yes give us free choice to choose registrar what is best for us, not only goadaddy.
VERY educational comments! Very glad I found it. I had no idea.
Recently Microsoft reintroduced the ability to add a personalized email address, using a custom domain name, to customers with Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal - as explained here:
However, the caveat is that the domain name must be registered with GoDaddy.
Unfortunately this is a hindrance for many customers. Firstly, GoDaddy is quite expensive compared to other domain registrars. Secondly, there are a number of ccTLD domains which GoDaddy do not support. For example, I already own a .nz domain name, but GoDaddy don't support transferring .nz domain names to themselves from other registrars. So I'm unable to have a personalized email address on my Office 365 account as a result. And this is not the only ccTLD that is unsupported by GoDaddy.
Microsoft, in the spirit of fairness, please add the ability for customers to use a custom domain name that is hosted by other registrars too, apart from GoDaddy.
It would also be nice to be able to have more than one custom domain name attached to our Office 365 account, as some customers may own a couple of them.