Not long ago Azure began offering DNS hosting services, however initially it was only via PowerShell.
This is now available via the Azure web portal in preview (which means there is no SLA applied, and it should not be used for production workloads).
Getting a new DNS zone set up is simple:
- Click on New
- Search the marketplace for DNS
- Enter domain name
- Select subscription
- Create or user existing resource group
- Select location
After creating zones when you browse to the DNS zones you’ll see a listing of all your DNS zones with some basic info:
Clicking into one of these zones will show more information including the relevant records within the zone file, as well as the 4 name servers you’ll need to use:
And creating new entries in the zone file is as easy as you would expect:
Check it out for yourself by going to http://portal.azure.com!