How can I configure a sub domain for a site hosted on azure?

Posted August 22, 2016 10.3k views

I already have configured subdomains which are resolved by my droplet and the are working excellent.

But now what i’m willing to do, is to point a subdomain to an Azure Web Application but i don’t understand quite much about how to achieve this.

What I did (with no results) is to create a CNAME register with my sub domain name to my azure web app domain. For example: 1800 IN CNAME

How should I work this out?

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@asb @ryanpq Thanks for the answer guys! Finally the CNAME settings where fine. I made some more research and then I figured out I just had to activate the “custom domain” feature on the corresponding azure Web App Service. And that, with the cname, did the trick!

Thank you both again!

You can find more information on setting up DNS records via the DigitalOcean control panel here. It does sound like you have set up the correct records, is your subdomain resolving now?

Create a zone for your subdomain
From the Azure portal, select Create a resource.
In the search box, type DNS, and select DNS zone.
Select Create.
In the Create DNS zone pane, type in the Name text box.
Select the resource group for your zone.
Click Create.
I hope this helps.
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  • You may supply a custom address when you use Azure App Service to deploy a website. It comes with a free tier.

    Because you don’t have control over the DNS entry, it can’t be pointed to an external address. Only particular Azure resources can be allocated to the DNS entry.