Azure custom domain website

(21 Jun 2016)

Custom domain names in Azure web app can be used when running Shared, Basic or Standard mode (custom domains not supported in Free mode). The following steps were taken in this case with a previously registered domain name.

  1. Sign in to the domain provider admin tool
  2. Select DNS settings
  3. Delete the existing default custom domain “@” and “*” records
  4. Add new records:
    • Host Name: @, Record Type: CNAME, Value: Azure domain name (xxxxwpress.azurewebsites.net)
    • Host Name: www, Record Type: CNAME, Value: Azure domain name (xxxxwpress.azurewebsites.net)

After the new settings got active,  the custom domain names were assigned to Azure web app in the new Azure portal by selecting Settings > Custom domains and SSL > Bring External Domains.