Create a fully qualified domain name in the Azure portal for a Linux VM

When you create a virtual machine (VM) in the Azure portal, a public IP resource for the virtual machine is automatically created. You use this IP address to remotely access the VM. Although the portal does not create a fully qualified domain name, or FQDN, you can add one once the VM is created. This article demonstrates the steps to create a DNS name or FQDN.

Create a FQDN

This article assumes that you have already created a VM. If needed, you can create a Linux or Windows VM in the portal. Follow these steps once your VM is up and running:

  1. Select your VM in the portal.
  2. In the left menu, select Configuration
  3. Under DNS name label, enter the prefix you want to use.
  4. Select Save at the top of the page.
  5. Return to the VM overview blade by selecting Overview in the left menu.
  6. Verify that the DNS name appears correctly.

Next steps

You can also manage DNS using Azure DNS zones.