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

  • How to create a DNS zone in Azure
  • Retrieve a list of name servers in Azure
  • Delegate the domain in Azure
  • Pricing details for DNS service in Microsoft
  • How to create App Service Domains in Azure
  • App Service Domain Pricing Details
  • How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service
  • Buy the domain in Azure
  • Renew the custom domain in Azure
  • Auto-Renewal Domain option in Azure
  • Cancel custom domain purchase azure app service

Azure Domain name service

Azure DNS is a hosting service from Microsoft for DNS domains that provides name resolution by 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, you can search for the available domain name.

How to create a DNS zone in Azure

DNS zone is basically a data resource which contains the DNS records for a domain name.

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

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step-2:

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

How to create a DNS zone in Azure

Step-3:

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

How to use a DNS zone in Azure

Step-4:

Fill out the below details

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

Then click on 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 created, in the Azure portal, select All resources. 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 created and you have the list of name servers. So the next step is you need 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 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 Official site

How to create App Service Domains in Azure

With the Azure App Service Domain feature, you can purchase and manage your domain names directly within Microsoft Azure.

Follow the below steps

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step-2:

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

Azure Domain name service

Step-3:

In the App Service Domains window, click on the Create App Service domain button.

How to create Azure Domain name service

Step-4:

In the App Service domain window fill out the required details:

  • Search for domain: Search for the domain name you want for example tsinfo.com. 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 you can use the existing one.
Azure app Domain name service

Contact information: To Fill your contact details, you need to fill the details as below and click OK button.

how to create Azure Domain name service

Privacy Protection: For this you can click on the Enable button and then click 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 is $11.99 USD.

Step-5:

Now after filling all the above details, click on the Create button.

how to use Azure Domain name service

This is how you can create App Service Domain.

App Service Domain Pricing Details

Let’s discuss on azure app service domain pricing.

The pricing for domains purchased through the App Service Domain is $11.99 USD* per year which includes Privacy Protection as well.

While creating App Service Domains, you need to accept the legal Terms there it will show you the price details.

App Service Domain Pricing Details

For more details on the pricing visit Microsoft Official site

How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service

Custom domains in Azure App Service plan is there only with paid tier (SharedBasicStandard, or Premium)

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step- 2:

From the left side menu, select App Services, and then select the name of the app.

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

Step-3:

Once you click on the name of the app, you can see the app service page.

From the app service page, you can select Scale-up (App Service plan) under settings 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 also select any of the non-free tiers (D1B1B2B3, under the Production category, and then you can click on the Apply button.

Buy the domain in Azure

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

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step- 2:

From the left side menu, select App Services, and then select the name of the app.

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

Step-3:

Once you click on the name of the app, you can see the app service page.

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

Step-4:

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

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

Renew the custom domain in Azure

After one year from the date you purchase your domain, you need to renew your domain.

Follow the below steps to renew your domain

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step- 2:

From the left side menu, select App Services, and then select the name of the app.

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

Step-3:

Once you click on the name of the app, you can see the app service page.

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

Step-4:

From the Custom domains page, from the App Service Domains section, select the domain you want to renew.

Step-5:

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

Click on Renew Domain button if you want to renew your domain manually.

Auto Renewal Domain option in Azure

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

From the Domain renewal section, select 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 you want to do it manually then You can choose Off option from the Auto-renew domain option and then click on the Save button.

Cancel custom domain purchase azure app service

You can cancel or delete custom domain purchase in 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.

Step- 1: 

Login to https://portal.azure.com/

Step-2:

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

Azure Domain name service

Step-3:

In the App Service Domains window, select your domain .

Step-4:

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

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

Step-5:

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

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Conclusion

This tutorial, we learned the below things:

  • Azure Domain name service
  • How to create a DNS zone in Azure
  • Retrieve a list of name servers in Azure
  • Delegate the domain in Azure
  • Pricing details for DNS service in Microsoft
  • How to create App Service Domains in Azure
  • App Service Domain Pricing Details
  • How to buy a custom domain name for Azure App Service
  • Buy the domain in Azure
  • Renew the custom domain in Azure
  • Auto-Renewal Domain option in Azure
  • Cancel custom domain purchase azure app service

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