Azure DNS

Azure DNS

Score 8.7 out of 10
Azure DNS


What is Azure DNS?

Microsoft offers Azure DNS, a managed network of name servers supplying availability, support for migration, and DNS security.
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Additional hosted DNS zones (over 25)


per zone/per month

Additional DNS queries (over 1 billion)/month


per million

First billion DNS queries/month


per million

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee


  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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What is Azure DNS?

Microsoft offers Azure DNS, a managed network of name servers supplying availability, support for migration, and DNS security.

Azure DNS Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Anshul Srivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DNS is a trusted cloud DNS solution that allows you to host your DNS domain alongside your apps. It's simple to set up and use, and it takes little time to integrate with your app and be up and running. It adds additional DNS features to your virtual network, such as DNS filtering for security.
  • DNS Filtration.
  • Provides extra layer of security.
  • Increases website loading time.
  • The record set search can improve.
  • Azure DNS comes at an extra cost, Need to decrease some cost.
  • Better dashboard needed with all the details availability.
Using Azure DNS, you can easily and quickly deploy and manage your domain DNS. It's been an excellent introduction to our web services requirements. It offers all services on a single platform and integrates with other applications. It not only offers DNS services for websites but also for your applications.
Rehan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DNS is an all-in-one cloud solution that requires Azure credentials in order to control all of your services from a single dashboard. You do not need various services from other platforms since you can do everything in one platform in Azure and integrate everything together. You can easily configure your domain using custom DNS.
  • DNS updates without taking much time
  • Very easy to integrate
  • Provides fastest DNS server
  • Migration need to be easy
  • A bit costly but can be adjustable
Domain administration can be time-consuming, but Azure DNS allows you to manage it using the same platform you've grown accustomed to. To be honest, it poses no business issues.The gains are not enormous, but the extra bonus is that it brings domain administration under Azure servers, ensuring stability.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
So basically, all our infrastructure is on Azure, so it makes sense to use the Native DNS (Azure DNS) for all our domain resolution services. We use its both public and private variants. Public for our public-facing websites and private for all our internal resources such as VMs and private links/Endpoints.
  • The Azure Private DNS has an option for automatic mapping which creates a DNS record automatically for all the resources in a particular Vnet, and adds new DNS entries for whenever a new resource is created.
  • The DNS entries can be shared between different VNets automatically and there is no need for manually populating it or syncing it with different networks.
  • The mapping or records is very easy as the target/source/backend is automatically populated and there is no need to keep those IP addresses handy instead you can map them using their name.
  • I honestly haven't faced a single issue while using Azure DNS as a whole.
  • I did face some issues while using it with Azure Front door but it was because of an automatic population of records by the front door and nothing that Azure DNS could have done in that case.
If you have your environment in Azure then Azure private DNS is the best DNS solution as it will do everything for you and you don't have to manage anything in the DNS apart from the initial configuration.
The propagation time for the Public DNS is also fast and doesn't take up hours for DNS record changes to reflect, but that also depends on the TTL.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Azure DNS server has good performance, is very reliable, and had an easy setup process, compared to other previous software. This tool helps us to manage traffic, and have full control of it. It supports our IT team with load balancing tests, and it also helps us to get enhanced security.
  • Load balancing
  • security and boot traffic blocks
  • Manage overall traffic
  • better dashboards
  • faster response time
  • frequent updates
Azure DNS is great to cover our security concerns and for blocking boots, which seems to happen quite often. It is a great tool to help us monitor and manage traffic and also track performance based on different benchmarks.
Sometimes there are software updates that we'd like to see less of, but overall the IT team has been happy with this since implementation onwards.
January 13, 2023

Azure DNS as Service

Rupakula Ravi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
it's cloud services which provided through Azure and can manage along side of applications & other services in the same subscription.
First level can manage with 25 DNS Zone with less cost and under same subscription billing. No other DNS services required to opt. Seamless and direct DNS query update can possible. The service provide with high-availability & with support from respective Azure Team. This services passed all required compliances & support security certifications.
  • Host your domain DNS along with other Azure services like App, VM and others
  • DNS queries relay on Microsoft Global Network and maximum reachable to all ISP's
  • Fast DNS queries & Simple implementation
  • High Secure & High Availability
  • Azure DNS can hold private Zones
  • Provides Name Resolutions using Microsoft Infrastructure
  • Not required to manage server to run this Azure Service
  • Simple DNS queries and fast apply
  • Secure & High Available
  • Custom DNS quires can possible . No complex policies
We have build Ubuntu server for our client construction commerce website with marketing & other lead forms pushed data to website. The DNS Name Service must resolve at local networks without any DNS interruptions. Where as Azure DNS service available based on regions and separated by Zones. We opted Azure DNS service and update our required DNS records which propagates with less TTL at local networks. Because this feature our website data update properly which pushed from different lead forms.
January 11, 2023

Good service!

Yaco Lioi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Azure DNS to manage the DNS for a client's domain externally. It was used mainly for routing the A and MX records, and provide an external way to get to our DNS in case the local DNS server stopped responding. It has been a good experience but we ended up switching to Cloudflare.
  • Good reliability
  • Nice pricing
  • Support
  • Confusing UI
  • More features like CDN
  • Better security
If you already know and use the Azure platform, it is going to be a good choice. If not, I think there are better options for this. For example, we ended up using Cloudflare long term.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DNS is helping us with domain management, which can often times be cumbersome. Azure DNS lets you manage it through the same portal. There is high server reliability and azure provides fast DNS and also masks the IP address. This is beneficial as you face fewer DDoS attacks.
  • User interface is easy to use
  • Detects ISP change fast
  • Easy purchase - both domain and DNS management can be bought from the same portal
  • Availability of advanced management
  • Fast and Reliable
  • Filtering for PCs and servers can be improved
  • Advanced management portal comes at a cost
Azure is best suited to mid-large scale companies who have good spending power. The features and services justify the costs. However, for smaller companies, the cost can be prohibitive.

Managing DNS domains is simple as everything is handled through a single portal. External management isn't required at all. Maintaining and calculating company assets is easy using Azure.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It helps detect and monitor intrusions to our multi tenant cloud environment. We solve several business problems that Azure DNS addresses include the need to manage DNS domains and records efficiently, the need to scale DNS infrastructure as the organization grows, and the need to ensure high availability and reliability of DNS services.
  • managing multiple DNS
  • uptime and onboarding
  • mapping of multiple dns
DNS domains in Azure and managing DNS records using the Azure portal, organizations can simplify the process of managing their DNS infrastructure and make it easier to scale and maintain their DNS domains. It is good for a smaller organization that is trying to scale up to meet specific demands.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are consulting other companies [on] how to use Azure and in special cases, we take over the operation of Azure DNS if there are no particular administrators with the client companies that are experienced enough with Azure DNS. Our company uses Azure DNS itself, but this is not operated from Germany.
  • organizational overview
  • secure operation
  • easy to learn for operators with knowledge
  • the operation speed could be faster
  • the behavior in different browsers could be better
Well, there is only one scenario where Azure DNS is well suited and that is if you are using Azure.
Osama Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have several domains on It gives the admin to set a specific TTL time which can be from seconds to 3550 weeks. We have simple setup of sub-domains and a cname. Records can be easily added and deleted. There are activity reports and stats that can give an indepth picture of your DNS activity.
  • Portal interface for adding DNS records
  • Can specify any TTL
  • Statistics on the DNS Records
  • Easier to use Portal
If you need something simple, there are other tools that are free and more basic. Azure gives metrics, alerts, and a lot more fine tuning of DNS records. Uptime and speed make Azure a good choice for your cloud servers. If you have a lot of VPS's in Azure, then it puts the CLI and the portal in one place.
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