Outlook.com Premium Pilot - Setup DNS A record or transfer my domain away from GoDaddy so I can manage it myself

Here's my problem:

When I signed up for the Outlook.com Premium, and entered the domain name I wanted, I didn't fully appreciate that MS would register it for me, nor the limitations limitations of this.

The big limitation is that I can't manage my DNS settings for the domain.  This means that while email functionality works well, I can't point the domain to my website through an A record. 

I'm hopeful there's either a domain control panel that lets me do this, or alternatively, that I can move the domain away so that I can control the nameserver settings to point to DNS that I can manage, to setup the A record.

I can also sit tight until the 60 day lockout period for domain transfers is up next month, as I don't see a way around that.

From the FAQ, since Microsoft doesn't renew the domain for me on GoDaddy in year two, I would assume there's some mechanism to let me start paying for it, or move it to an account within GoDaddy.com that is my own, and gives me the management options.

I was also hopeful that the email address configured as the technical contact (*** Email address is removed for privacy ***) would in fact forward to my Outlook.com account or my custom domain account, but I haven't received the emails yet.  I assume this would have allowed me to kick off a domain transfer process, and authorize it this way.

I'm pretty mad at myself, as I've got business cards, designed logos, websites, all around this name, and if I (effectively) lost the domain that would be a pretty big deal for me.
 

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Last updated February 3, 2019 Views 930 Applies to:
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>>The big limitation is that I can't manage my DNS settings for the domain.  This means that while email functionality works well, I can't point the domain to my website through an A record. 
 
 
 
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When I signed up for the Outlook.com Premium, and entered the domain name I

> wanted, I didn't fully appreciate that MS would register it for me, nor the limitations

> limitations of this.

I understand the proposed cost of an Outlook.com Premium account will be $3.99 per month. That's pretty pricey compared to some other registrars. I paid $3.00 for the first full year of my custom domain with 1and1.com.

The big limitation is that I can't manage my DNS settings for the domain.  This means

> that while email functionality works well, I can't point the domain to my website

> through an A record.

I received an email from one of the Outlook.com Premium team members asking for my feedback about my experience and after reading your statement here, I decided that the ability to control DNS records from a dashboard would be a good thing to include in my feedback. So that's what I sent.

Brian

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