Outlook.com Premium is Windows Live Domains in new clothes with a bit of modernisation. Its not a criticism mind, its a great service for consumers who wish to have a decent e-mail with their own domain. Its reliable and generous at £14.99 for the first year (£38 thereafter) to give up to 5 people advert free Outlook.com and there own email@example.com. You also get 5 alias.
The alias feature is probably the biggest change to premium when compared to Windows Live domains. Previously it was only possible to manage alias using a third party tool walias or via manual API messing.
The MX Records are the same as they were with windows live domains. The important thing is though, don’t pay $10 (£9ish) extra for the domain this is because:
- You don’t own it as you loose it if you cancel
- You can’t transfer it away
- You can’t make any DNS changes
This person learnt the hard way as below shows:
You can get round this problem by registering it yourself and linking to the outlook.com premium service for free.