General discussions for Getting Started, Development, Deployment, Management, and Troubleshooting using Windows Azure Web Sites
We're investigating a bug related to international domain names. Use of unicode or punycode characters may cause your website to become inaccessible.
While we look into this issue, we recommend only using domain names with ASCII characters.
Due to high demand of all types of reserved instances in EAST US data center and small instances in Europe, we are experiencing capacity issue every now and then. We are acting as fast as we can to meet the demand. We are also exploring other options to expand the capacity during the preview timeframe. Your business is very important to us and thanks ever so much for trying out windows azure websites.
Windows Azure Websites Team
NOTE: If you are new to Windows Azure Websites and have an option to deploy your site in Europe data center (when EAST US capacity is maxed out), please choose that option. If you have already created sites in EAST US then your workspace is rooted to that DC and you will not have an option to switch the DC at that time. This is know bug and will be fixed soon.