Azure DNS: Forwarding with HTTPS support

Azure DNS provides basic support for forwarding your domain. Unfortunately it's missing important features like HTTPS & Analytics.

When the redirect is setup at Azure DNS, no SSL certificate is installed on the domain. This results in SSL errors when visiting the domain via HTTPS. automatically installs & manages a SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires. Let's get started!

Step 1: Create a account

Get started today by creating an account:

Step 2: Add your domain to

Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Azure DNS ''. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www). 

Azure DNS create redirect

You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.

Azure DNS DNS not pointed

Step 3: Navigate to Azure DNS

To allow redirecting via, we need to make a DNS change at Azure DNS.
Login with your Azure DNS credentials and navigate to 'DNS-zones' and click on your domain.

Azure DNS

Changed DNS

Step 4: Changing the DNS

We are now ready to change the DNS. You will probably see a screen that looks something like this:

Azure DNS Current DNS

Before adding the correct DNS records, make sure any existing A, AAAA or CNAME record for 'www' and '@' are removed. All other records may remain intact.

Then add the following records.

- Record with Type 'A' Name '@' and IP ''
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name 'www' and Alias ''

Your screen should now look like this:Changed DNS

Step 4: DNS verification in

The DNS changes have been made! This takes some time before the internet picks up these changes. In most cases, it should be done within a few hours, depending on the TTL set on those records. will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, an SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed. 

Azure DNS redirect verified


That's it! You've succesfully setup with Azure DNS. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via 

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