I would like to redirect the apex root of the domain, ( naked domain ) to the azure virtual machine. It makes sense i would use a traffic manager to balance the traffic load, and redirect users to the cloudservice. But then i have to point the A record to a fixed ip, which i dont know how to find that in traffic manager? So how do other people point their A records to an IP?
You can only use CNAME with Traffic Manager, not A records. So, you'd add a CNAME mapping to
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Traffic manager does not support the use of Apex roots, as you cannot create a CNAME for the domain root. There is a uservoice request to support this here.
Some people have had sucess with using an Alias record for the domain root, which does work as it does allow co-existance with other records on the domain, but your DNS provider needs to support it.