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.
redirect.pizza automatically installs & manages a SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires. Let's get started!
Step 1: Create a redirect.pizza account
Get started today by creating an account: https://redirect.pizza/register.
Step 2: Add your domain to redirect.pizza
Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Azure DNS 'redirect-pizza-forward.xyz'. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www).
You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.
Step 3: Navigate to Azure DNS
To allow redirecting via redirect.pizza, 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.
Step 4: Changing the DNS
We are now ready to change the DNS. You will probably see a screen that looks something like this:
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 '184.108.40.206'
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name 'www' and Alias 'edge.redirect.pizza.'
Your screen should now look like this:
Step 4: DNS verification in redirect.pizza
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.
redirect.pizza will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, an SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed.
That's it! You've succesfully setup redirect.pizza with Azure DNS. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via redirect.pizza.
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