I currently have a "classic" virtual machine running on Azure at foobar.cloudapp.net.

I'm intending to replace this VM with a newly created VM on azure. When I try to configure the new VM's DNS name, I see this dialog (screenshot), implying that DNS entries for all newly created VM's will end in .cloudapp.azure.com.

Is there any way for me to reuse the old VM's DNS name?


No, you cannot change the built-in DNS name assigned to a VM. You can create your own in a DNS zone you own and point it at the VM, so if you had done that with the old VM you could have moved it, but not the built-in one.

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