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Point a Company Internet Domain to a Traffic Manager Domain

Updated: November 21, 2014

Windows Azure Traffic Manager

To point your company domain name to a Traffic Manager domain name, modify the DNS resource record on your Internet DNS server to use the CNAME record type, which maps your company domain name to the domain name of your Traffic Manager profile. You can see the Traffic Manager domain name in the General section on the Configuration page of the Traffic Manager profile.

For example, to point the company domain name to the Traffic Manager domain name, you would update your DNS resource record to be the following: IN CNAME

All traffic requests to will now be directed to

You cannot point a second level domain, such as, to the Traffic Manager domain. This is a limitation of the DNS protocol, which does not allow CNAME records for second level domain names.

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