Announcing Azure DNS Private Resolver: Now in preview


Written by Sergio Figueiredo, Senior Product Manager


A quick overview of Azure DNS

We offer two types of Azure DNS Zones—private and public—for hosting your private DNS and public DNS records.




  • Azure Private DNS: Azure Private DNS provides a reliable and secure DNS service for your virtual network. Azure Private DNS manages and resolves domain names in the virtual network without the need to configure a custom DNS solution. By using private DNS zones, you can use your own custom domain name instead of the Azure-provided names during deployment.


  • Azure Public DNS: DNS domains in Azure DNS are hosted on Azure's global network of DNS name servers. Azure DNS uses anycast networking. Each DNS query is answered by the closest available DNS server to provide fast performance and high availability for your domain.


More information on additional services part of the Azure DNS offering can be found in the Azure DNS product page.


What is being announced today?

Azure Private DNS Resolver enables you to query Azure Private DNS Zones from an on-premises environment and vice versa without provisioning IaaS-based DNS solutions.


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