Azure Announces The Preview of App Service domain

Microsoft’s Azure team just announced the preview of App Service domain. The service allows Azure users to create and set custom domain names for their websites.

Announced via a blog post, Microsoft’s Sunitha Muthukrishna Program Manager, Azure App Service wrote:

Today we are announcing the preview of App Service domain. App Service domain (preview) gives you a first class experience in the Azure portal to create and manage domains that will be hosted on Azure DNS for your Azure services such as Web Apps, Traffic Manager, Virtual Machines, and more.

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App Service domains (preview) simplifies the life cycle of creating and managing a domain for Azure services leveraging Azure DNS. Azure DNS then provides reliable performant and secure options of hosting your domains. App Service domains is currently limited to the following TLDs, com, net,, org, nl, in, biz,, and

Here are some benefits to using App Service domains:

  • Subdomain management and assignment
  • Auto-renew capabilities
  • Free cancellation within the first five days
  • Better security, performance, and reliability using Azure DNS
  • 'Privacy Protection' included for free except for TLDs who's registry does not support privacy such as,, etc.

To get started with creating a domain, please see How to buy a domain for App Service.

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