Azure DNS pricing

Host your domain in Azure for outstanding performance and availability

Azure DNS allows you to host your DNS domain in Azure, so you can manage your DNS records using the same credentials, billing, and support contract as your other Azure services. Zones can be either public or private, where Private DNS Zones (in Managed Preview) are only visible to VMs that are in your virtual network. Our global network of name servers uses Anycast routing to provide outstanding performance and availability.

Pricing details

Azure DNS billing is based on the number of DNS zones hosted in Azure and the number of DNS queries received.

DNS Public Zones Private Zones (Managed Preview)
First 25 hosted DNS zones $- per zone per month1 No Charge
Additional hosted DNS zones (over 25) $- per zone per month1 No Charge
First billion DNS queries/month $- per million2 No Charge
Additional DNS queries (over 1 billion)/month $- per million2 No Charge
1 Per-zone charge is calculated daily; partial months are pro-rated.
2 Queries are aggregated within an Azure subscription for billing purposes.

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability, including Azure DNS. Support is available through Azure Support starting at $29/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • We guarantee that DNS queries will receive a valid response from at least one of our Azure DNS name server clusters at least 99.99% of the time. To learn more about our SLA, please visit the SLA.
  • Preview services are subject to the Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

FAQ

  • A domain is a unique name in the domain name system, for example “contoso.com”.

    A DNS zone is used to host the DNS records for a particular domain. For example, the domain contoso.com may contain a number of DNS records, such as mail.contoso.com (for a mail server) and www.contoso.com (for a web site).

    Azure DNS allows you to host a DNS zone and thereby manage the DNS records for a domain in Azure.

  • Not necessarily.

    You do not need to purchase a domain to host a DNS zone in Azure DNS. You can create a DNS zone at any time without owning the domain name.

    However, you will need to purchase the domain name if you want to link your DNS zone into the global DNS hierarchy—this enables DNS queries from anywhere in the world to find your DNS zone and be answered with your DNS records.

  • No, Azure DNS does not currently support purchasing of domain names. To purchase domains, you should use a third-party domain name registrar, who will typically charge a small annual fee.

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