Validate a Domain
Applies to: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-20
|This topic applies only to customers using FOPE in a stand-alone environment, and not as part of the Microsoft Office 365 or Live@edu services. Microsoft Office 365 and Live@edu customers cannot validate (verify) domains in the FOPE Administration Center. For more information about validating domains in Office 365 or Live@edu, consult your Office 365 for enterprises, Office 365 for small businesses, or Live@edu documentation.|
Before you can begin using the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) filtering service with a newly added domain, you must validate the domain in the FOPE Administration Center as part of the FOPE setup and provisioning process. For more information about adding a domain, see Add a New Domain. For more information about validating and enabling domains, see Validate and Enable Domains.
During the domain validation process, you must update your DNS settings. DNS settings are usually managed by one of these three authorities:
A domain registrar (a company, accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) or by a national ccTLD (country code top-level domain) authority, to register Internet domain names). Click here for a list of ICANN Accredited Registrars.
A domain reseller or Internet hosting provider (these companies use ICANN accredited registrars to order domains and change DNS settings).
Your internal IT department that manages your own DNS server for your domains.