Which email ID sounds more professional? [email protected] also [email protected]?? The latter, right? And thanks to iCloud +, you can now create custom domains using iCloudmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Read on to understand what it is and how to do it. Let’s start with the basics.
What is a custom email domain?
In addition to benefits such as private relays, Hide My Email, and additional storage space, iCloud + also offers the ability to set up custom email domains using iCloud Email. Simply put, the part of your email address that follows @ is called your email domain.
Common email domains include gmail.com and outlook.com. However, if you use a different name, such as your website or company name, it’s considered a custom email domain.
There are two main advantages to using a custom domain for your email address.
- It looks more professional and gives a better first impression.
- Moreover, you are not limited to a single email host. You can always jump from Google to Yahoo and now to iCloud.
Things to note before you start
- iCloud + subscription – This feature is only available to iCloud + users, so you need an active subscription to create and maintain your custom domain.
- domain – You also need an active domain. Like iGeeksblog, we use igeeksblog.com. Such domains can be purchased from web hosting servers such as GoDaddy, HostGator, NameCheap, and Bluehost.
- Enable 2FA – Make sure your Apple ID has two-factor authentication enabled.
- iCloud mail – Requires a primary iCloud Mail email address (active Apple ID).
- Family sharing – Up to 5 other family members can use the service when family sharing is configured. In addition, families can set up custom domains and manage them individually.
- Domain restrictions – You can use up to 5 personal domains with your iCloud custom email address, and up to 3 personal addresses per domain.
Beta alert – – Do not use your main email address
iCloud Custom Email Domains is currently in beta and is error prone. Therefore, we recommend that you do not use it as your primary or important email address. In addition, do not make any changes to the primary domain to avoid errors.
How to set up an iCloud email custom email domain
Surprisingly, you can create an iCloud Mail custom email domain in any browser. This also means that you don’t necessarily need a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. A Windows device will suffice.
We recommend using either a Mac or a PC, but it requires a lot of steps and shuffling between multiple tabs is much easier on a laptop than on a smartphone.
Enter your domain details in iCloud on your Mac or PC
Note: If you haven’t created your domain / website yet, please do so before proceeding.
- Move to beta.icloud.com Log in with your Apple ID.
- click account settings..
- Scroll down and click management under Custom email domain..
- Now select one of the following options:
- only you
- You and your family
- Enter the domain name and click continue
- Add an existing email address, Add an email address..
Alternatively, you can skip this and move on to the next section. You can add it later.
- option: Add an existing family if shared with family e-mail address In their name.
- You will receive confirmation mail The email address you entered.Open Confirmation That.
Custom domain settings
So far everything was easy, but the next step needs attention. To establish synchronization between iCloud and your domain, you need to update your domain registrar settings. That is, it updates the MX, TXT, and CNAME records.
- under Step 3click opinion Keep the pop-up window open for reference.
- In the next window, log in to the domain host and Custom domain..
- seek DNS record..
They are,[詳細設定],[DNS管理],or[メール設定]It may be under.
- Then enter the following details to update the DNS record.
- Check out Apple’s detailed documentation for more clarity
- TTL value – 3600 = 1 hour
- MX Records-Don’t miss the last period of your mail server.
- TXT Record – One of the content values has a custom value that is different for each user.
- CNAME record – The host name does not include the domain and the target name is the full address of the domain.
After updating your DNS records, it may take some time for iCloud to review and sync. When complete, you will receive an email confirming your action to your Apple ID.Tap continue To tie a loose end.
If you skipped adding an email in the above section, here’s how to add it:
- Back to Add an email Create a section and add the custom email address you need.
- click Add an email address To confirm.
- Open now Email app..
- The drop-down menu will display your custom domain so you can send and receive email.
Once your email address is verified, other Apple devices using the same Apple ID will be notified. Interestingly, you can also use the new email address in iMessage and FaceTime to make sure your branding is always good.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, this feature is only available in countries / regions where iCloud + is active. You can check the availability form here.
It’s not you. This is a “beta” and there is currently no permanent solution. Hopefully it will be resolved when Apple finally releases this feature to the public.
Yes, iCloud + is included in all Apple One subscription plans, whether individual, family, or premier.
Apple includes some great features that users are enthusiastic about. But what I’m trying to see is the big picture here. TV, music, cloud storage, everything is Apple’s attempt to become a healthy service provider under one umbrella.
What do you think of Apple’s progress? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Again, if you have any problems creating a custom domain using “iCloud” email, feel free to contact me.
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