Set up a custom domain in Azure Static Web Apps

By default, Azure Static Web Apps provides an auto-generated domain name for your website, but you can point a custom domain to your site. Free SSL/TLS certificates automatically get created for the auto-generated domain name and any custom domains that you might add. This article shows how to configure your domain name with the www subdomain, using an external provider.


Static Web Apps doesn't support set-up of a custom domain with a private DNS server, hosted on-premises. Consider using an Azure Private DNS zone.


  • Consider how you want to support your apex domain. Domain names without a subdomain are known as apex root domains. For example, the domain is the www subdomain joined with the apex domain.

  • You create an apex domain by configuring an ALIAS or ANAME record or flattening CNAME. Some domain registrars, like GoDaddy and Google, don't support these DNS records. If your domain registrar doesn't support all the DNS records you need, consider using Azure DNS to configure your domain.


If your domain registrar doesn't support specialized DNS records and you don't want to use Azure DNS, you can forward your apex domain to the www subdomain. For more information, see Set up an apex domain in Azure Static Web Apps.

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Get your static web app URL

  1. Go to the Azure portal.

  2. Go to your static web app.

  3. From the Overview window, copy the generated URL of your site and set it aside in a text editor for future use.

Create a CNAME record on your domain registrar account

Domain registrars are the services you can use to purchase and manage domain names. Common providers include GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google, Tucows, and the like.

  1. Open a new browser tab and sign in to your domain registrar account.

  2. Go to your domain name's DNS configuration settings.

  3. Add a new CNAME record with the following values.

    Setting Value
    Type CNAME
    Host Your subdomain, such as www
    Value Paste the domain name you set aside in the text editor.
    TTL (if applicable) Leave as default value.

Create a CNAME record in Azure Static Web Apps

  1. Return to your static web app in the Azure portal.

  2. Under Settings, select Custom domains > + Add. Select Custom domain on other DNS.

  3. Select + Add.

  4. In the Enter domain tab, enter your domain name prefixed with www, and then select Next.

    For instance, if your domain name is, enter Screenshot showing sequence of steps in add custom domain form.

  5. In the Validate + Configure tab, enter the following values.

    Setting Value
    Domain name This value should match the domain name you entered in the previous step (with the www subdomain).
    Hostname record type Select CNAME.
  6. Select Add.

    Azure creates your CNAME record and updates the DNS settings. Since DNS settings need to propagate, this process can take up to an hour or longer to complete.

  7. When the update completes, open a new browser tab and go to your domain with the www subdomain.

    You should see your static web app in the browser. Also, inspect the location to verify that your site is served securely using https.

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