Set up a custom domain in Azure Static Web Apps
By default, Azure Static Web Apps provides an auto-generated domain name for your website, but you can point a custom domain to your site. Free SSL/TLS certificates are automatically created for the auto-generated domain name and any custom domains you may add.
Before you begin, consider how you want to support your apex domain. Domain names without a subdomain are known as apex, root domains. For example, the domain
www.example.com is the
www subdomain joined with the
example.com apex domain.
Setting up an apex domain is a common scenario to configure once your domain name is set up. Creating an apex domain is achieved by configuring an
ANAME record or through
CNAME flattening. Some domain registrars like GoDaddy and Google don't support these DNS records. If your domain registrar doesn't support the all the DNS records you need, consider using Azure DNS to configure your domain.
If your domain registrar doesn't support specialized DNS records and you don't want to use Azure DNS, you can forward your apex domain to the
www subdomain. Refer to Set up an apex domain in Azure Static Web Apps for details.
This guide demonstrates how to configure your domain name with the
Get static web app URL
Navigate to the Azure portal.
Navigate to your static web app.
From the Overview window, copy the generated URL of your site and set it aside in a text editor for future use.
Create a CNAME record on your domain registrar account
Domain registrars are the services that allow you to purchase and manage domain names. Common providers include GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google, Tucows, and the like.
Open a new browser tab and sign in to your domain registrar account.
Navigate to your domain name's DNS configuration settings.
Add a new
CNAMErecord with the following values.
Setting Value Type
Host Your subdomain, such as www Value Paste the domain name you set aside in the text editor. TTL (if applicable) Leave as default value.
Create a CNAME record in Azure Static Web Apps
Return to your static web app in the Azure portal.
Under Settings, select Custom domains.
Select the + Add button.
In the Enter domain tab, enter your domain name prefixed with www.
For instance, if your domain name is
www.example.cominto this box.
Select the Next button.
In the Validate + Configure tab, enter the following values.
Setting Value Domain name This value should match the domain name you entered in the previous step (with the
Hostname record type Select CNAME.
Select the Add button.
CNAMErecord is being created and the DNS settings are being updated. Since DNS settings need to propagate, this process can take up to an hour or longer to complete.
Once the domain settings are in effect, open a new browser tab and navigate to your domain with the
After the DNS records are updated, you should see your static web app in the browser. Also, inspect the location to verify that your site is served securely using
Submit and view feedback for