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    1. Azure DNS needs DNSSEC support

      DNSSEC is required to be able to secure your DNS requests. At the moment this is not available. We cannot move until our domains to Azure DNS untill these requirements have been met.

      3,065 votes
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    2. 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.

      957 votes
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    3. Extend Azure DNS to support zone transfers so it can be used as seconday DNS

      If Azure DNS supported zone transfers, then if could be used both as a reliable secondary DNS service, or as an external proxy service for AD split-brain, or on-premise hosted DNS configurations.

      898 votes
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    4. 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…

      583 votes
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    5. Azure DNS query log

      Hi,

      I would like to request Azure DNS Query Log. This will help us identify traffic hitting record name in the dns zone.

      Possible Log Sample

      Time-Stamp,SourceIP,RecondType,RecordName

      215 votes
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    6. Introduce 'Vanity name servers'

      We would like to see an introduction of delegations using name server names in our own zone (sometimes called 'vanity name servers').

      Using 'vanity name servers' are important for consolidating our corporate brand.

      Currently, the 'host' field of the SOA and the NS records at the zone apex are deliberately locked to discourage us from setting up delegations other than via the Azure DNS name server names.

      We realise such delegations would break were we ever to change the Azure DNS name server IP ranges in future, which would obviously need to be resolved prior to the introduction of this.

      184 votes
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    7. Enable split DNS for providing both public and internal name resolution to VMs in the VNET.

      Amazon Route 53 supports split-view DNS, so you can configure public and "PRIVATE" hosted zones to return different external and internal IP addresses for the same domain names.
      i think a similar capability can be very useful also in Azure

      147 votes
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    8. 114 votes
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    9. Traffic Manager Logging & Alerts

      Traffic Manager needs to keep track of past endpoint health failures.
      In addition to this it should be possible to configure alerts about changes to endpoint health.

      107 votes
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      planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Domain Name Service (DNS, Traffic Manager)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. Introduce CNAME flattening

      Does
      #Azure
      #DNS
      support CNAME flattening #CloudFlare
      style? The answer is no yet it would be a very handy feature.

      See here for more details on how CloudFlare is doing it, and they might actually have introduced the whole notion of "CNAME flattening": https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200169056-CNAME-Flattening-RFC-compliant-support-for-CNAME-at-the-root

      86 votes
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    11. Traffic Manager support blob storage

      for web site availability, I would like to use blob storage under traffic manager when blob (such as pictures, pdfs , movies) is stored to blob storage.

      86 votes
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    12. azure zones dns-forwarder

      Please extend DNS zones solution to add forwarding & client features to implement the following in PaaS instead of with VMs:
      https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/master/301-dns-forwarder

      Use case: use azure dns to forward dns queries to 168.63.129.16 & between subnets. Enterprise DNS would forward to Azure DNS. VNET has Azure-provided name resolution (*.internal.cloudapp.net). In this way Enterprise DNS could dynamically learn of a PaaS offering on VNET.

      81 votes
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    13. Add more configurability to Traffic Manager monitoring endpoint

      I would like for the monitoring endpoint configuration to support two new options:

      1) How many consecutive times TrafficMgr does not get an http 200 from the endpoint before it deems it down. I have a scenario where I want it to be deemed down immediately after one failure for a quicker failover.
      2) How many consecutive times TrafficMgr receives an http 200 after it has deemed it down before it will deem it up again. I have seen a scenario where table storage (or SQL Azure) is inconsistent (fails one query then succeeds the next, back and forth) and…

      79 votes
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      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Domain Name Service (DNS, Traffic Manager)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    14. Create private dns zone in virtual network which already has VMs

      Create private dns zone in virtual network which already has VMs. Currently, it's giving below error:

      `Virtual networks that are non-empty (have Virtual Machines or other resources) are not allowed during association with a private zone.`

      73 votes
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    15. Allow Traffic Manager to Support Absolute Monitoring Endpoints

      Current endpoint monitoring in Traffic Manger only supports a relative path. For flexibility, it would be great to support a full url path like http://www.example.com/health

      63 votes
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    16. Add DNS name label to private IPs

      Currently when using Azure provided DNS all VM's are registered automatically using VM name. Unfortunately it's not possible to register other resources like for example load-balancers with private IPs. It would be great to be able to assign dns name to private IPs

      55 votes
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    17. Azure Private DNS Zone resolution from OnPremise

      Make it possible to enable the Name Resolution from onpremise if i have an azure private dns Zone.

      It should be possible to make an Forward from onpremise dns to an azure private dns Zone.

      53 votes
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      triaged  ·  3 comments  ·  Domain Name Service (DNS, Traffic Manager)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    18. Provide statistics to Azure DNS Services

      Azure DNS Service has no statistics about requests, type of requests, origin of requests and so on ...
      That can be useful to keep track of service costs and also to have a general view of our IaaS usage.

      48 votes
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    19. Formalize the Traffic Manager user agent string

      I would like to see the user agent that Traffic Manager uses in its HTTP requests as part of monitoring/probing become formalized so that applications can take a dependency on the user agent string name and not worry about it changing in the future affecting the application that has behavior that depends on the user agent.

      For an example where the user agent string is needed to comply with URL canonicalization needs along with Traffic Manager being involved, please refer to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/d9f8e779-644d-4263-990c-9de5a7cf403c/is-the-user-agent-for-traffic-manager-guaranteed.

      41 votes
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    20. We need the new configuration in Azure Traffic Manager.

      We need the new configuration in Azure Traffic Manager.

      When prior region is replying intermittent healthy response to Traffice Manager, It occurs Failover and Failback repeatedly.
      (e.g. In case the endpoint returns HTTP 500 intermittently by some system failure, if TM receives HTTP 200 by luck when TM probes there, TM sends requests to troublous endpoint until next probe chance.)

      We need the configuration that manual Failback.

      39 votes
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