Set up administrator accounts

You can set up additional administrator accounts for your domain name (a unique web address, such as wingtiptoys.com., which is your personal or business address on the Internet) or you can change administrators. Each administrator must have a Windows Live ID. To obtain a Windows Live ID, see Create a Windows Live ID.

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Set up multiple administrators

  1. You can have multiple administrator accounts for your custom domain. Each administrator must register the domain on the Windows Live Admin Center website and enter the MX record (an MX record specifies which server in your domain should receive incoming email) that's associated with that administrator at your registrar (a company that is accredited to sell Internet domain names) or Domain Name System (DNS) provider's website. (The DNS helps your computer find other computers and websites on the Internet. A domain might provide a website, such as www.wingtiptoys.com, and email address, such as me@wingtiptoys.com, among other services.)

  2. Each administrator must have an MX record in the following format: <MX token>.pamx1.hotmail.com. When you have more than one administrator, your domain will have multiple DNS MX records, where each MX record represents a domain administrator with a different <MX token> value.

Change your domain administrator

  • To change your domain administrator account, you must reregister the domain on the Admin Center website and enter the MX record (an MX record specifies which server in your domain should receive incoming email) that's associated with that administrator at your registrar (a company that is accredited to sell Internet domain names) or Domain Name System (DNS) provider's website. (The DNS helps your computer find other computers and websites on the Internet. A domain might provide a website, such as www.wingtiptoys.com, and email address, such as me@wingtiptoys.com, among other services.) You must also delete the old MX record that was associated with the previous domain administrator account.