GoDaddy will never get a dime from me
Please allow domains from registrars other than GoDaddy to use personalized domains. I would like to switch from GSuite but not remotely enough to use GoDaddy for my domain registrar. There should be no technical limitations here, because it's all just assigning MX records with the registrar. I'm sure you have some sort of business deal with them but it is ludicrous that I am barred from this service because I do not use (and never will use) GoDaddy.
They don’t even have my domain available!
Markus S. commented
It is one thing to partner up with a registrar and make the process easy for people without experience in configuring a DNS, but for anyone else, and I supposed most people are not with GoDaddy despite its size, it makes things a lot more inconvenient.
Question now for Microsoft should be: Is it making the process more convenient for more customers than it is making it more inconvenient.
I would be surprised if it were not the latter.
Personalized email needs to be supported for registrars other than GoDaddy. Partnering up with them and make it convenient for the less versed user if fine, but making it exclusive is a bad thing and for some, if not most a big inconvenience.
Andrew Macaulay commented
Completely agree with this - this is stopping me using the service for some new small business accounts (maybe the plan by Microsoft?) where I don't need or want the complexity that Office 365 Essentials (or Exchange Online) bring! Given outlook.com is, from what I understand, built on Exchange, I don't see why it is not possible to use the capabilities to support custom domains that Exchange Online has (with NO limitation of the DNS servers/domain registrars).
John Mathews commented
Please don't use godaddy for personal domains. Godaddy is expensive and frankly one of the worst companies to work with. I'll go google domains before subjecting myself to godaddy again. Heck, it is just a DNS change... no need to tie anyone into a particular domain register unless Microsoft is getting a kickback from those high prices godaddy extorts.