Connect a domain

To use Yandex.Mail for Business, connect your company to the domain name that your company uses on the internet. You can create employee mailboxes on your domain (for example, login@example.com).

To connect a domain, you must be its owner. If you don't have a domain, you can choose and register a domain name with a registrar company.

After you connect the domain, you'll be able to:
  1. Connect a domain
  2. Connect alias domains

Connect a domain

Note. You can only connect one domain to one company in Yandex.Mail for Business or Yandex.Connect. To transfer a domain from one company to another, disconnect it from the previous company and connect it to the new one.

You can connect multiple domains in Yandex.Mail for Business. The first domain you connect to the company becomes its primary domain. You can also add alias domains.

Step 1. Add a domain
  1. Log in to your account as the company admin.
  2. Go to the Domains page.
  3. Enter the name of your domain (such as example.com) and click Add domain.

    The domain is added to the list with the Not verified status.

Step 2. Confirm that you own the domain.
  1. Next to the domain name, click Verify domain. Verification ensures that nobody else can connect a domain without the owner's consent.
  2. Choose a domain verification method:
    • DNS record. To verify the domain using this method, go to the domain (DNS zone) control panel on your registrar's website and add a DNS TXT record containing the specified value.

      To find out how to add TXT records, see SPF record.

      Note. It can take up to 72 hours to verify a domain using a DNS record.
    • Meta tag. To verify the domain using this method, add a special tag to the HTML code of the homepage of the website hosted on your domain.

    • HTML file. To verify the domain using this method, download a special HTML file and place it in the root directory of the website hosted on your domain.

  3. Follow on-screen instructions for the selected verification method and click Check domain.

    If verification failed, try again later. It can take up to 72 hours to verify a domain using a DNS record.

    To change the domain verification method, click Check domain in the verification error message.

  4. Wait until your domain is verified.

    Restriction. If this is the first domain you are connecting to your company, other actions in Yandex.Mail for Business will be blocked until it's verified.
Step 3. Set up your domain's DNS records
  1. Set up DNS records for your domain so that you can use Yandex.Mail for Business. You can do this using one of the following methods:

    • If you delegate your domain to Yandex servers, all records are configured automatically.

    • If you don't want to delegate your domain to Yandex servers, configure DNS records for your domain on your DNS hosting company's website. This company is usually your domain registrar.
    Record type Subdomain name Priority Value
    MX @ 10 mx.yandex.net
    TXT (SPF) @ n/a v=spf1 redirect=_spf.yandex.net
    TXT (DKIM) mail._domainkey n/a Copy the value from domain settings
    CNAME mail n/a domain.mail.yandex.net.

    To learn more about DNS settings, see the Help sections: MX record, SPF record, DKIM signature, CNAME record.

  2. Wait for the changes to take effect. It may take up to 72 hours for DNS servers to exchange updated data about DNS records.

Connect alias domains

Note. You can add alias domains only after you connect your primary domain.

You can connect multiple domains in Yandex.Mail for Business. The first domain you link will become your primary domain, while all other domains will function as alias domains.

An alias domain is an alternative name for your primary domain:

  • Employees with accounts hosted on your domain (login@example.com) will receive a new email address hosted with the alias domain. This doesn't mean they receive a new mailbox. All their new email addresses use the same mailbox as their primary address.

  • Employees can choose the address they want to send emails from.

  • Emails sent to an address on an alias domain are delivered to the mailbox with the same name on the primary domain. For example, let's say you connected the example.net and example.com domains. Now emails sent to login@example.net and login@example.com all end up in the same mailbox.

You can add an alias domain the same way you linked the primary domain.