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  • Blog Post: Mapping a custom subdomain to an Azure Website

    Mapping a custom domain name to your Azure Website is based around a very important principle. The principle being that you need to add a CNAME with a HOST = awverify. This is how we confirm that you are indeed the owner of this domain. If you have access to the DNS file configuration, I think it is...
  • Blog Post: Mapping a custom naked domain to your Azure Website, a URL with no www

    A naked URL means that there is no www before the domain name and domain extension. For example, http://www.benjamin.perkins.me which I use often to troubleshoot and experiment with mapping custom domains to my Azure Websites. An example of how to do map a custom domain is provided here , and would more...
  • Blog Post: Mapping a custom domain with a special character to an Azure Website

    Azure Websites has not always supported the mapping of custom domain names with special characters in them, but it looks like it does now. I was able to map a custom domain with a special character to my Standard mode Azure Website. To successfully configure an Azure Website custom domain with a special...
  • Blog Post: Mapping a custom domain to a Traffic Manager on Azure Websites

    I wrote an article here about using Traffic Manager with your Azure Websites, please take a look at it to get more context for this article. When you create a Traffic Manager, for example, with a name of EUROPE, similar to that shown in Figure 1, the URL which you must direct your requests to is http...
  • Blog Post: Three Easy Steps to Add a Custom Domain to a WAWS Site

    After you create a website in Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS), you can open a browser and see your site by going to sitename .azurewebsites.net. That’s cool, but if you own a domain name, you might want to use it instead. You can do that in WAWS (assuming you are not running in Free mode) by adding your...
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