How to manage DNS Zones in the Azure portal

This article shows you how to manage your DNS zones by using the Azure portal. You can also manage your DNS zones using the cross-platform Azure CLI or the Azure PowerShell.

Create a DNS zone

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. On the top left-hand side of the screen, select Create a resource and search for DNS zone. Then select Create.

    Screenshot of create a resource search for DNS zone.

  3. On the Create DNS zone page enter the following values, then select Create:

    Setting Details
    Subscription Select a subscription to create the DNS zone in.
    Resource group Select or create a new resource group. To learn more about resource groups, read the Resource Manager overview article.
    Name Enter a name for the DNS zone. For example:
    Location Select the location for the resource group. The location will already be selected if you're using a previously created resource group.


The resource group refers to the location of the resource group, and has no impact on the DNS zone. The DNS zone location is always "global", and is not shown.

List DNS zones

In the search resources at the top of the Azure portal, search for DNS zones. Each DNS zone is its own resource. Information such as number of record-sets and name servers are viewable from this page. The column Name servers isn't in the default view. To add it, select Managed view > Edit columns > + Add Column, then from the drop-down select Name servers. Select Save to apply the new column.

Screenshot of DNS zone list page.

Delete a DNS zone

Navigate to a DNS zone in the portal. On the selected DNS zone overview page, select Delete zone. You're then prompted to confirm that you want to delete the DNS zone. Deleting a DNS zone also deletes all records that are contained in the zone.

Screenshot of delete DNS zone button on overview page.

Next steps

Learn how to work with your DNS Zone and records by visiting Get started with Azure DNS using the Azure portal.