Azure Domain Name service

In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss the Azure Domain name service. Apart from this, we will also discuss on the below topics

Azure Domain Name service

Azure DNS is a Microsoft hosting service for DNS domains. It provides name resolution using Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Azure DNS server provides fast performance and high availability for your domain.

Azure DNS provides high-security features like Role-based access control, Activity logs, Resource locking, etc

To begin registering a domain name, search for the available domain name.

How to create a DNS zone in Azure

DNS zone is a data resource containing a domain name’s DNS records.

Follow the below steps to create a DNS zone in Azure.

1. Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. Search for the “DNS zones” and click on that.

How to create a DNS zone in Azure

3. In the DNS zones window, click on the “Create DNS zone” button.

How to use a DNS zone in Azure

4. Fill out the below details

  • Subscription: Select the subscription details.
  • Resource group: You can choose your resource group.
  • Name: Fill in the name under Instance details.
How to use a DNS zone in Azure in Azure portal

Then click on the Review + Create button.

Retrieve a list of name servers in Azure

You need to know the name servers for your zone before you can delegate your DNS zone created to Azure DNS.

  • Once the DNS zone is created, go to the Azure portal and select All Resources. Then, on the All Resources page, select your DNS zone.
  • Retrieve the name servers from the DNS zone page. For example, the name servers may be like ns5-05.azure-dns.com.

Delegate the domain in Azure

Now you have your DNS zone and the list of name servers. So, the next step is to delegate the domain

  • Go to the registrar’s DNS management page, edit the NS records, and you have to replace the NS records with the Azure DNS name servers.
  • You will have to use the name servers that Azure DNS provides. Use all four name servers, regardless of whatever the name of your domain may be.

Pricing details for DNS service in Microsoft

Below are a few price details for DNS service in Microsoft

DNSPublic and Private Zones1
First 25 hosted DNS zones₹33.049 per zone per month2
Additional hosted DNS zones (over 25)₹6.610 per zone per month2
First billion DNS queries/month
₹26.439 per million3
Additional DNS queries (over 1 billion)/month
DNSPublic and Private Zones1
First 25 hosted DNS zones$0.50 per zone per month2
Additional hosted DNS zones (over 25)$0.10 per zone per month2
First billion DNS queries/month$0.40 per million3
Additional DNS queries (over 1 billion)/month$0.20 per million3

You can find more details on the pricing on the Official site

How to create App Service Domains in Azure

The Azure App Service Domain feature lets you purchase and manage your domain names directly within Microsoft Azure.

Follow the below steps

1. Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. Search for the app service domains. Click on the App Service Domains.

Azure Domain name service

3. Click the Create App Service Domains button in the App Service Domains window.

How to create Azure Domain name service

4. In the App Service domain window, fill out the required details:

  • Search for domain: For the domain name you want, for example, tsinfo.uk. It showed me the available domains. Select that.
  • Subscription: You need to choose the Subscription details.
  • Resource Group: You can create a new resource group or use the existing one.
Azure app Domain name service

Contact information: To Fill in your contact details, fill in the details below and click the OK button.

how to create Azure Domain name service

Privacy Protection: You can click the Enable button and then the OK button.

Azure Domain name service how to use

Legal Terms:

Now, you need to Accept Legal Terms.

how to use Azure Domain name service

You can see here the pricing details. They are USD 11.99.

5. after filling in all the above details, click the Create button.

azure domain registration pricing

This is how you can create an App Service Domain.

App Service Domain Pricing Details

Let’s discuss the Azure app service domain pricing.

The pricing for domains purchased through the App Service Domain is $11.99 USD* per year, including Privacy Protection.

While creating App Service Domains, you must accept the legal Terms there. It will show you the price details.

app service domain pricing

For more details on the pricing, visit the Microsoft Official site

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service

Custom domains in the Azure App Service plan are there only with paid tiers (SharedBasicStandard, or Premium)

1. Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. From the left side menu, select App Services, then select the app’s name.

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service

Or, for the same option, you can search for the App Services and then select the name of the app

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Step-3:

You can see the app service page once you click on the app’s name.

You can select Scale-up (App Service plan) under settings from the app service page to check the pricing tier.

If the App Service plan is not in the F1 tier, close the Scale-up page, and now it’s time to buy the domain.

You can select any non-free tiers (D1B1B2B3, under the Production category and then click the Apply button.

Buy the domain in Azure

Follow the below steps to buy the domain in the Azure portal.

1. Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. From the left side menu, select App Services, then select the app’s name.

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service

Or, for the same option, you can search for the App Services and then select the name of the app

azure custom domain pricing

3. You can see the app service page Once you click on the app’s name.

From the left side of the app service page, you can select Custom Domains under settings.

4. From the Custom Domains page, click the Buy Domain link to buy the custom domain.

To configure the domain purchase in the App Service Domain page, refer to the How to Create App Service Domains in the Azure section above.

Renew the custom domain in Azure

You need to renew your domain after one year from the date you purchased it.

Follow the below steps to renew your domain

1. Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. From the left side menu, select App Services, then select the app’s name.

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service

Or, for the same option, you can search for the App Services and then select the name of the app

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service in Azure

3. You can see the app service page Once you click on the app’s name.

From the left side of the app service page, you can select Custom Domains under settings.

4. In the App Service Domains section, on the Custom Domains page, select the domain you want to renew.

5. From the left navigation of the domain, select Domain Renewal under the DOMAIN MANAGEMENT section.

Click on the Renew Domain button to renew your domain manually.

Auto-Renewal Domain option in Azure

Once you select Domain renewal under the DOMAIN MANAGEMENT section from the left navigation of the Custom Domains page

From the Domain renewal section, select the On option from the Auto-renew domain option and then click on the Save button.

By default, the Auto-renew domain option is On.

If you don’t want the Auto-renew domain option and want to renew your domain manually, you can choose the Off option from the Auto-renew domain option and click the Save button.

Cancel custom domain purchase Azure app service

You can cancel or delete custom domain purchases in the Azure app service.

You can cancel the domain purchase within five days from the date of purchase and can get a full refund. After five days, you can cancel or delete the domain purchase, but you will not get any refund.

1.  Login to https://portal.azure.com/

2. Search for the app service domains. Click on the App Service Domains.

Azure Domain name service

3. In the App Service Domains window, select your domain.

4. select the Hostname bindings option from the left menu in the domain window. Select all the Hostname bindings by selecting the (Three dots) –> Delete option and then select the Save button.

Note: You can delete the App Service Domain only after all the hostname bindings are deleted.

5. Now click on the Overview tab, click on Cancel purchase/Delete, and you will see a confirmation pop-up. Select the Yes button.

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Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned all about Azure Domain name service.