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Hi. The public site collection feature just got enabled on my beta account. So I registered a domain name in the Office 365 administration site then went to SharePoint Online administration and created a new public website using the domain name.
The site created fine and I was able to view it. But, when I clicked the Member Login link I got a 404 not found error. My browser got redirected to this page: https://www106.sharepoint.com/_layouts/landing.aspx
Thanks for the feedback.
The addition of "Domain Intent" is new in MOP. Did you set the intent for that new domain as "SharePoint Online"?
Yes, I unchecked Lync and Exchange and checked SharePoint Online for the domain intent.
I was then able to create a new public site collection and select my domain.
Hi David. Any news on this? This is still a problem.
One new piece of information: I am able to login in fine to the default thinkscape-web.sharepoint.com address but when I create a public facing website using my custom domain e.g. http://www.mydomain.com then I get the error when I try to login in to the site.
When you set the "Domain Intent" to sharepoint, did you make the required DNS changes?
Check under "Domain Intent" and "DNS Settings" for the needed settings.
I don't see this "domain intent". I just added a domain, set up the dns and it worked for both public and team site:
Domain intent doesn't appear in my admin/domain area. Where is it?
Could you log in to your public web site though?
Hi David. I made the DNS changes as per the instructions in the SharePoint Online admin portal. There are no instructions in the DNS Settings in the portal administration site - just some "about DNS" information.
Hi mch. Which plan are you on? I am using E3.
Plan is P1.
I can log in to the member sign in on te public site if that's what you mean. It opens the team site. I've a feeling that's not what you mean though.
Hi mch. Thanks for getting back to me on that. It's exactly what I mean - I am not able to log in to the member sign in on my public site on the E3 plan but you are able to on the P1 plan. So I can't edit pages or change settings.
I think I set up all the DNS configurations correctly so it could be down to a difference in how the P1 and E3 plans handle public sites. I am going to escalate via beta support.
Not sure if this is relevant but according to this video, you can only add a domain in a 365 for Small Businesses account (which is I assume what P1 is and what I have).