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I am attempting to put in an A record with the following as the hostname/alias:
However, when I attempt to do so, I get the following error:
"The host name that you typed is not valid. Host names must have at least
one character, and can include only letters, numbers, and hyphens. A
hyphen cannot be the only character, nor can it be the first or last
character in the host name."
However, I can added A records with hyphens and periods at all of my other hosts that I work with, Microsoft is the only one that is not allowing me to make that entry.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks for the feedback.
The A record is "@".
You can refer to the article below:
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This is for a different usage. I already have the typical @ record.
In this case, I need to enter in the above noted DNS entry in addition to the @ record.
As far as I know, it's not supported in 365 currently.
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This is not supported with our SOHO account, so I guess we will need to upgrade to Enterprise, correct? (to be able to manage our own DNS?)
When you add an A record or CNAME record for your domain, you're just adding the bit before the '.domain.com' part. So if you wanted to add a CNAME of mycname.domain.com, you'd enter it in the wizard as a CNAME of mycname, and it would automatically become mycname.domain.com when you added it. The main difference between the two options is that the A record needs to point to an IP address whereas the CNAME needs to point at a domain name.
You may refer to the link below:
Thanks Eric...I appreciate that, but your answer misses the mark completely.
I have a need for a patricular entry "resolve-to.www" that will point to an IP address. It needs to be this specific A record "resolve-to.www". However, as I mentioned, the 365 domain manager will not allow me to enter this as an A name record (despite all of my other web hosts allowing that entry).
I'm a P1 user too, you want to add a A record to Office 365, you means the A record like the picture below:
I have just add it and point to an IP address, it's OK.
BigFish, thanks, but it won't let me add the period in it though, which is what I need for my application.
I notice that you want to add A record like “resolve-to.www”, the A record in my screen shot isn’t the same as yours. As far as I know, Office 365 doesn’t support this kind of A record, I think you can refer to mchv2.0’s advice, or you can upgrade to Enterprise.