Apple sends new custom domain support in iCloud to beta

Apple has sent support for custom domain names into open beta.

As part of iOS 15 and macOS Monetery, the company will allow users to add a custom domain name to their iCloud account, like hello@applemagazine.com, and now the feature has been sent to a beta.

Those who pay for iCloud, soon to be called iCloud+, will be able to head to beta.icloud.com, click on Account Settings, and then Manage, where they’ll see a Custom Email Domain option.

It’s possible to add up to five custom domains to an iCloud account, and each family member can have up to three email addresses per domain name, ideal for small businesses.

When users enter a custom domain onto the iCloud website, they can add email addresses that are currently active with the domina namee, or set up new email addresses. Apple will prompt users on providing the company with the correct back-end access to make the custom email address work, and it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to 48 hours for those email addresses to activate.

Earlier in the year, Apple announced plans to launch iCloud+, a new subscription service for its iCloud product. Users who already pay for additional storage will automatically be enrolled in the scheme and gain access to features like custom email addresses, iCloud Private Relay and Hide My Email.

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