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Alright guys, thanks for opening this thread. My question is how do I modify my DNS, and complete these required actions...

Action Required!
In order to enable email services for your domain, you need to go to the registrar where you registered your domain and make the following DNS changes.

# Remove all old MX Records (Mail Exchange Records).
# Add a new MX Record with the following info:

Host: Leave blank or enter the @ symbol.
MX Server:
TTL: 3600 (if requested)
Priority: 10 (or high priority)
I have absolutely no idea on how to do this, so any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Do you have a domain name registered with a domain name provider and hosted with an ISP somewhere?

If so talk to them about it, only they can accomplish the task.

However if we knew more about what the underlying issue is, it could help.
 

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kiwiguy said:
Do you have a domain name registered with a domain name provider and hosted with an ISP somewhere?

If so talk to them about it, only they can accomplish the task.

However if we knew more about what the underlying issue is, it could help.
Actually, it's a new feature from Windows Live. It's free too.

https://domains.live.com/ Still in Beta though.

Thanks
 
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And you have an already registered domain name you are trying to use there?

or ... ?
 

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kiwiguy said:
And you have an already registered domain name you are trying to use there?

or ... ?
Yea, I think so, here is a screen shot hopefully this helps.


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Also, when I click on for most help, it says this, which is just as confusing...

How do I change my MX record?

To change your MX record, you must update the DNS for your domain at your registrar. Most registrars allow you to do this over the web. Some may require that you send them a request in email.

After you change your MX record, your domain is properly configured for this service. Your registrar must now push this change out to the Internet. The change may occur immediately, or it may take up to 48 hours for your registrar to make these changes visible to our system.

Please check http://domains.live.com frequently to see when your changes have been completed successfully. At that time, you may begin creating email accounts in your domain.

Here are instructions for several major registrars. To have your registrar added to this list, please send me email with your request.
 
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That domain name is registered and owned by Computer Associated Technology of Kinsport TN.

So I assume that is you?

If not do I assume that you think filling out that webpage magically allocates you a domain name?

Thats not the case, first go to a Domain Name Registrar and purchase a domain name that is not in use. That registrar will be the one referred to in the help section.

What are you actually trying to do?
 

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kiwiguy said:
That domain name is registered and owned by Computer Associated Technology of Kinsport TN.

So I assume that is you?

If not do I assume that you think filling out that webpage magically allocates you a domain name?

Thats not the case, first go to a Domain Name Registrar and purchase a domain name that is not in use. That registrar will be the one referred to in the help section.

What are you actually trying to do?
Opps, I actually that that I could just sign up. I didn't know you had to purchace one too. Sorry. Thanks for all the help.
 
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