I read different articles on how to configure Hybrid Search, Delve etc. in SharePoint and came to know that you need to have a domain for SharePoint Hybrid to work.

As far as I understand a domain is needed because on-premise SharePoint cannot be accessed from outside from Office 365 so we will need to buy a domain and map it to on-premise SharePoint server so for e.g. it will become http://mysharepoint.company.com

But I get the impression from articles that domain is needed at Office 365 end and this is where it will be configured so I am confused about why it is needed? Why my tenant for e.g. https://mytenant.sharepoint.com won't work in Hybrid.

Another question, if I am just configuring Cloud Hybrid Search, even then I need a domain to be configured in Office 365?


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  • What exactly are you asking? You need a domain for O365, yes. You also need something for your on-prem farm. – Trevor Seward Apr 16 '18 at 0:28
  • Thanks for the quick reply. So it means two domains are needed one for O365 for e.g. myonline.company.com and one for on-premise for e.g. mypremise.company.com? – Frank Martin Apr 16 '18 at 0:30
  • You only need one. On-prem would use mypremesis.company.com and online would be mypremesis.sharepoint.com. – Trevor Seward Apr 16 '18 at 0:31
  • Please check screenshot I have posted in my edit above. It is talking about registering a domain with O365. – Frank Martin Apr 16 '18 at 0:47
  • Correct, you need to register a public domain. Follow the instructions in the O365 Setup or ask here if they're unclear. – Trevor Seward Apr 16 '18 at 1:19

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