Use Azure as a domain registrar for a domain currently registered somewhere else

Arthur D 26 Reputation points
2020-03-02T11:40:01.94+00:00

We are currently hosting our webapp at a provider that doesn't currently allow us to redirect our domain name. We are going to be forced to switch domain registrar but we would like to know if we can use Azure to do that. It seems like we can buy domain names through azure but we already own the domain name. Is it possible or should we use a third party?

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Azure DNS
An Azure service that enables hosting Domain Name System (DNS) domains in Azure.
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  1. ajkuma 23,631 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-03-09T12:18:07.483+00:00

    @Arthur , Thanks for posting a good question. Apologies for the delay!

    Azure DNS doesn't currently support the option to buy domain names. To buy domains, you must use a third-party domain name registrar.

    The good news is that the feature to buy domain names is tracked in the Azure backlog. Use the feedback site to register your support for this feature: Azure should be its own domain registrar - As mentioned by our product engineering team in the post "Domain registration is being evaluated and remains on our long term road-map"

    If your requirement fits, you can leverage delegation of DNS zones with Azure DNS
    Azure DNS allows you to host a DNS zone and manage the DNS records for a domain in Azure. In order for DNS queries for a domain to reach Azure DNS, the domain has to be delegated to Azure DNS from the parent domain. This article explains how domain delegation works and how to delegate domains to Azure DNS.

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  1. Arthur D 26 Reputation points
    2020-03-09T15:50:31.05+00:00

    Thanks for the answer ! I've chosen my new registrar and I will follow the article explaining the delegation. Hopefully this feature comes around soon because because managing every aspect of a website including the domain name from one place would be a really nice thing !