Create a fully qualified domain name for a VM in the Azure portal
Applies to: Applies to: ✔️ Linux VMs ✔️ Windows VMs
When you create a virtual machine (VM) in the Azure portal, a public IP resource for the virtual machine is automatically created. You use this public IP address to remotely access the VM. Although the portal doesn't create a fully qualified domain name, or FQDN, you can add one once the VM is created. This article demonstrates the steps to create a DNS name or FQDN. If you create a VM without a public IP address, you can't create an FQDN.
Create an FQDN
This article assumes that you've already created a VM. If needed, you can create a Linux or Windows VM in the portal. Follow these steps once your VM is up and running:
- Select your VM in the portal.
- In the left menu, select Properties
- Under Public IP address\DNS name label, select your IP address.
- Under DNS name label, enter the prefix you want to use.
- Select Save at the top of the page.
- Select Overview in the left menu to return to the VM overview blade.
- Verify that the DNS name appears correctly.
You can also manage DNS using Azure DNS zones.
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