Emails with a different or shortened domain name

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We have just created a domain name with Homestead and would like to set up email addresses for several employees, however our domain name is very long and we were trying to find an option to have a shortened version of our domain name for email purposes only.  Would we need to create both an email with homestead as myname@verylongedomainname.com and then purchase a second domain name as shortdomainname.com so that we could then create myname@shortdomainname.com?  There is no user friendly option to shorten our company name, so that is not an option.  And then how would I then go about having these emails set up to be used thru Outlook 2016 (we are using Office 365)?
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Todd H, Social Media Specialist

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If you want to register a shorter domain, then you would just have to register a second domain with a shorter name for an additional $2 a month. If and when you have both domains, you can create an email for both domains if you wish. If you are going to connect your emails into Outlook 2016, here is the email server information to connect with.
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Would this monthly cost be considered the same as the purchase cost of the domain, or is this in addition to?  Also, after getting a second domain name to use for email purposes, I would then add it as a subdomain correct?  Are there steps/instructions on how to do that?

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It is the cost of the second domain. You can only make an email address at a domain, if you own the domain. You do not need to add a subdomain for email. Once registered, the DNS will all be set and it will work when propagation has completed.

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