How to manage DNS Zones in the Azure portal

Create a DNS zone

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal
  2. On the Hub menu, click and click Create a resource > Networking > and then click DNS zone to open the Create DNS zone blade.DNS zone
  3. On the Create DNS zone blade enter the following values, then click Create:
Setting Value Details
Name The name of the DNS zone
Subscription [Your subscription] Select a subscription to create the DNS zone in.
Resource group Create new: RChirkutDNS Create a resource group. The resource group name must be unique within the subscription you selected. To learn more about resource groups, read the Resource Manager overview article.
Location West US


The resource group refers to the location of the resource group, and has no impact on the DNS zone. The DNS zone location is always “global”, and is not shown.

List DNS zones

In the Azure portal, navigate to More services > Networking > DNS zones. Each DNS zone is it’s own resource, information such as number of record-sets and name servers are viewable from this view. The column NAME SERVERS is not in the default view, to add it click Columns, select Name servers and click Done.

listing DNS zones

Delete a DNS zone

Navigate to a DNS zone in the portal. On the DNS zone blade, click Delete zone. You are prompted to confirm you are wanting to delete the DNS zone. Deleting a DNS zone also deletes all the records that are contained in the zone.

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