If like me you are not a fan of the new way that Office 365 manages domain names (which I wrote about in a recent blog post) – I have some good news!

Simply log in to the Windows Azure Active Directory portal at http://activedirectory.windowsazure.com and add your domain there.

For those who work with Office 365 regularly you will appreciate the “classic” interface as the new wizard-driven interface can be quite frustrating.

To compare in Windows Azure:


Against Office 365:


Why does this matter? My production domain is paradyne.com.au. Seeing it show “Setup in progress” could be concerning for me as a customer. I much prefer to see that it is simply “Verified” – that’s all I need to know!


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  2. Trevor


    I just found something interesting. In Office 365, you can add subdomains, such as subdomain.domain.com. However, in the Azure AD portal it will only let you add second level domains, such as domain.com.

    • Loryan Strant


      Good find Trevor, thanks for sharing! I’ll be doing a post on that topic soon, will let you know when it’s available.

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