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Provide a 301 (Permanent) redirect service for apex (naked) domains

Discussed in the Azure DNS docs: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/dns-getstarted-create-recordset/#comment-2294403853

Right now, you must use a static IP address if you want to point an apex (naked) domain (e.g., mycompany.com) to a Cloud Service (e.g., mycloudservice.cloudapp.net). Static IP's are stable as long as the Cloud Service isn't deprovisioned; however, for maximum security, simplicity, and maintainability (i.e., even if a cloud service is deprovisioned), it would be awesome if we could have 301 redirects for the apex domain to a the www CNAME endpoint and not need to be concerned with the IP address of the Cloud Service at all. The scenario goes like this:

(1) The root domain (mycompany.com) should 301 (permanent) redirect to the www CNAME (www.mycompany.com)
(2) The www CNAME (www.mycompany.com) should direct to the Cloud Service endpoint (mycloudservice.clouadapp.net)

SEO would like that the best, as the 301 redirect would properly point traffic sources to the ONE endpoint we care about here (the 'www' endpoint).

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