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Locate your domain services

Published: June 8, 2012

Updated: September 10, 2015

Applies To: Azure, Windows Intune

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Please bear with us as we migrate this and other content to the Microsoft Azure website. This topic is no longer being updated and might become out of date. Please bookmark the updated Azure article on this subject, Add your own domain name to Azure AD.

You cannot create domains in Azure Active Directory (AD). You can, however, as an administrator, add the names of the custom domains that you already own to Azure AD. In other words, when you add a domain name to Azure AD, you must already own this domain and you must change some of the DNS records for this domain. If you don’t already own a domain name, you can purchase one from a domain name registrar. For more information, see Internet domain management in Azure AD.

Your domain name registrar usually, but not always, manages the DNS records for your domain. If your registrar does not manage your DNS records, you’ll need to locate your DNS service provider. If you don’t recall the domain name registrar where you registered your domain, use the following procedures to locate the correct registrar.

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This information is also available for Office 365 - Find your domain registrar or DNS hosting provider.

Locate my domain name registrar

  1. Open a browser, and then go to the InterNIC search page.

  2. In the Whois Search box, type your domain name; for example, contoso.com.

  3. Select the Domain option, and then click Submit.

  4. On the Whois Search Results page, locate the Registrar entry. This entry lists the name of the organization that provides registrar service for the domain name that you entered.

Locate my DNS service provider

  1. Open a browser, and then go to the InterNIC search page.

  2. In the Whois Search box, type your domain name; for example, contoso.com.

  3. Select the Domain option, and then click Submit.

  4. On the Whois Search Results page, locate the first Name Server entry.

  5. Copy the name server information that appears after the colon (:), and then paste it into the Search box at the top of the page. Select Nameserver, and then click Submit.

  6. On the Whois Search Results page, locate the Registrar entry. This entry lists the DNS service provider who owns the name server.

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