Azure should be its own domain registrar
Windows Azure should offer domain registrar services so users don't have to maintain our domain names with a separate company. This also has the potential to greatly streamline the process of setting up a website on Azure.
Domain registration is being evaluated and remains on our long term road-map. However, it is not planned for CY 2019.
Jacob Creech commented
Yes, +3. Where are we at on this it's 2021
Last update was for 2019, it's now 2021....exactly how far down on your backlog is this?
Thomas Zarnhofer commented
any update on this? DNSSEC support in combination with domain registrar capabilities to automatically enable DNSSEC on domains would be a very useful feature! If you support DNSSEC and act as a registrar for a broad range of TLDs, we will maybe think about moving up to 700 domains to Azure DNS, if pricing for registrations is also able to compete with our current provider.
Michael Price commented
That would be a great feature particularly for small to medium businesses moving to the cloud
Would be interested in having Azure be a proper registrar with the ability to purchase and/or transfer domains into our tenant, or subscription, to manage.
What about year 2021 ? :)
It is not planned for CY 2019 -> looks like it wasn't for 2020, what about 2021??? Do you reckon you are losing business here? Domains aren't free.
Short of becoming a domain registrar, it's bizarre you can register your own domain for the Azure App Service (via GoDaddy) in the Azure Portal but you cannot for any other scenario. Surely, the difference in work is not so great to extend it all over Azure.
Michael O'Leary commented
Agree, if Azure was a domain registrar it would make it easier to keep everything in the same environment and automate.
Paul Jacob Evans commented
absolutely agree. Trying to get off of google and this is one of the bigger options that keep us stuck there.
This is the biggest gap with other public clouds. Please let up buy and host our domains in Azure.
Kaleb Christoffersen commented
Please map & implement.
Michael M commented
John C commented
It would be nice to have a streamlined user experience that asks for all the needed info to activate a static Azure website, instead of having to go to this page here, then another page over there, etc. We already have to wait up to 48 hours to see if it all works (can use DNS checker sites, I know). Just one page, and when done, a confirmation that Azure has all the info it needs to turn the site on when DNS records are replicated.
Please consider making domain registration available there is just to much back and forth between the Third Party Azure to gte this to work propperly and thx
Agree, would very much like to keep this in Azure instead of going to a registrar. Is there a way to transfer domains into Azure? All the transfer solutions/options are 2+ years old and the comments indicate that they no longer work.
While I appreciate this is under review.. This is a huge miss for Azure as all other Public Clouds offer this service.
To be honest, this would be handy, but so far down the list of essential requirements. Considering such a tiny portion of the world is using a .com domain. There's so many different countries gTLD registries that they would need to sign up with as a registrar to offer this service and so much existing competition in the market as it is.
I question really why this should be prioritised over some of the other far more important items on their todo list like zone transfers and the more essential security requirements of enabling DNSSEC that so many companies and country governments now have policies requiring their DNS zones to be enabled.
So value for moneywise as a business, this should be so far down the list as non essential. Microsoft, focus on the important tasks first before this one.
i agree with that
amazon aws has one
google cloud has one too