Azure DNS Private Zones

Azure DNS Private Zones allow you to host your own internal domain names on Azure without exposing it to the public internet or using a dedicated virtual machine.

Azure DNS Private Zones

Azure DNS Private Zones has just gone generally available (GA), but what is it and why should you be interested in it?

The Domain Name System (DNS) resolves a service name such a VM01, into an IP address. Azure DNS is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) that helps to provide a reliable platform for managing and resolving internet-facing DNS domain names.

What Azure DNS Private Zones allows you to do is use host the DNS for your internal domain names on Azure without the need for a dedicated virtual machine (VM) to resolve your traffic.
You can assign the private DNS zone to a virtual network and as a result you can set up your DNS how you need to without it being exposed externally. And private DNS zones can be shared between virtual networks allowing you to simply cross-network architecture within your environment.

Azure DNS Private Zones is a feature available in all regions within the Azure public cloud, so now that it has went GA you can start to leverage it right away within your production set up.

If this is something you’d like to understand more about and get some context on how it can be used within your own environment, take a look at the Azure DNS Private zones scenario documentation that is available.

Or if you want to get hands on and try the service out for yourself, check out the PowerShell quickstart guide or the Azure CLI quickstart guide