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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 someone@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.

Outlook Premium
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:

Outlook.com Premium domain tied in

You can get round this problem by registering it yourself and linking to the outlook.com premium service for free.


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