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Can Azure be our registrar and incoming mx host? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We would like to remove our current domain name provider, web.com, as our incoming email (mx) host and as our registrar

     

    1. Can Azure be our registrar and incoming mx host, the requirements are for us to have full and complete edit capacity on the DNS records, currently with web.com we have to go via their support desk which is not an easy task?

     

    1. If it is possible, how to transfer our domain names.com to MS Azure

     

    1. And transfer the mx records (DNS table) to the new incoming email host and ensure emails are still forwardable to O365

    Thanks

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:00 AM

Answers

  • As Gary mentioned, you cannot transfer the domain registration to Azure, since Azure is not a domain registrar.

    However, you can host the DNS zone in the Azure DNS service, and use Azure DNS to manage your DNS records.

    Azure DNS allows you to host a DNS zone and manage the DNS records for a domain in Azure. In order for DNS queries for a domain to reach Azure DNS, the domain has to be delegated to Azure DNS from the parent domain. Keep in mind Azure DNS is not the domain registrar.

    you may refer the article for more details to Delegate a domain to Azure DNS.

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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:16 PM

All replies

  • As of right now, Azure cannot act as a domain registar although can be your DNS (the link below gives you information on how to transfer existing domains to Azure DNS).

    http://www.lieben.nu/liebensraum/2017/07/transferring-a-domain-to-azure-dns-and-billing/


    Gary A. Bushey

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:16 PM
  • Thanks Gary. It is great!

    I am not a specialist :-)  my question came from our technical team. 

    They told me that the requirements are for us to have full and complete edit capacity on the DNS records,

    and currently with web.com we have to go via their support desk which is a pain and often does not work.

    Would it make sense then for us to transfer our domain names Go Daddy instead, or can we have full edit

    capacity on the DNS record from the Azure Portal? Thanks 

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:17 PM
  • Not sure the purpose of this forum is to make recommendations like that but with that being said I am using GoDaddy and I have complete control over my DNS records directly (or at least I have been able to do everything I needed to get Azure and O365 working).

    Gary A. Bushey

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:52 PM
  • As Gary mentioned, you cannot transfer the domain registration to Azure, since Azure is not a domain registrar.

    However, you can host the DNS zone in the Azure DNS service, and use Azure DNS to manage your DNS records.

    Azure DNS allows you to host a DNS zone and manage the DNS records for a domain in Azure. In order for DNS queries for a domain to reach Azure DNS, the domain has to be delegated to Azure DNS from the parent domain. Keep in mind Azure DNS is not the domain registrar.

    you may refer the article for more details to Delegate a domain to Azure DNS.

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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:16 PM
  • Thank you very much  it is helpful.
    • Edited by dluco Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:56 AM
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:43 AM
  • Great! I have got now all my answers!
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:44 AM
  • Thanks a lot! 
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:56 AM
  • Glad to hear that it was helpful!

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    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:46 AM