Email DNS settings for third party email providers

To setup other email providers to use your domain, allowing you to have an email associated with your domain (e.g. [email protected]), you must add MX records to your DNS settings. Your email provider should provide you with the necessary MX records if they support usage of a personal domain. Steps for some common mail providers can be found below.

Manually editing MX records

To add or edit MX records for a domain registered on (or transferred to) Netistrar in conjunction with Cloudflare DNS, go to your Dashboard, then select the ‘Manage Domains’ option, and find the domain you wish to add/edit records for by searching in the bar above the list of domains. Click on the domain you wish to change. Then go to the ‘DNS’ option on the left hand menu. If you wish to edit an existing record, do this by hitting the pencil icon next to that record. To a new MX (or TXT) record, click ‘Add DNS record’ at the top.

From the menu that comes up, select the right type or record. This will often be MX, but can sometimes be TXT. Then input the records provided by your email service. Often you will be using the root domain, so the Name section can be left blank. The TTL is commonly 3600 seconds (1 hour). The other two fields should definitely be provided.

Some common third party procedures

Some common setup procedures for third party mail providers are listed below. If you are using another provider, follow their guide on setting up MX records.

Google G Suite

Setup of G Suite (formerly Google Apps) with your domain is easy with Netistrar. No manual entry of MX records is required. Simply go to your Dashboard, hit Manage Domains, choose the domain you wish to setup with G Suite, and hit Email on the left hand menu.

Go to your G Suite Admin console, and find your G Suite verification code, with the format google-site-verification=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx…. Copy this value onto your clipboard and paste it into the ‘Verification code’ box under the ‘Google Apps for email’ heading on the Netistrar email page, then simply hit ‘Setup Google Apps for email’. Note: confirming this will wipe any previous MX records associated with your domain.

Netistrar will automatically setup the required MX records and verification for your domain. You can check this by scrolling to the bottom of the page and seeing the list of google MX records.

If G Suite is already setup with a different Google account and you wish to change it, merely paste your new Google verification code into the ‘Verification code’ box and click ‘Reset Google Apps for email settings’. Note: confirming this will wipe any previous MX records associated with your domain.

If you wish to set up G Suite manually (not recommended), see https://support.google.com/a/answer/140034 for info on G Suite MX record setup.

Microsoft Office 365

To setup Office 365 with a domain you operate on Netistrar, we recommend following the general steps at Microsoft’s official guide: https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/Create-DNS-records-for-Office-365-at-any-DNS-hosting-provider-7b7b075d-79f9-4e37-8a9e-fb60c1d95166. Microsoft requires you to use a verification key with your MX records. See the ‘Manually editing MX records’ at the top of this page for info on how to add the necessary records.