Saturday, May 9, 2015

Configuring a custom domain name for Windows Azure VMs

As many people know, by default, when you create a brand new Windows Azure VM, the default domain name is something like *

Well, as you can probably guess, many companies want to use their own company domain names rather than point to the domain name.

Fortunately, doing this is incredibly easy and simply involves adding some CNAME or A records to your DNS entries as outlined in this article:

Once I added the CNAME or A record to point to my Windows Azure VM, I could readily access it via my own custom domain name rather than by using *!  Very neat!!

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