(Results from queries are only representative samples)

I am new to public DNS management. I have setup 2 nameservers in Azure. I have pointed my domains over to them and created forward lookup zones that point to my web server.

When I query one of them, I get the following result:

example.com 3600 IN A
example.com 3600 IN NS DNS1.
example.com 3600 IN SOA DNS1. HOSTMASTER.

I am wondering why my dig command is not returning the FQDN for my domains? When I query Google, I get the following result:

google.com 3600 IN A
google.com 3600 IN NS ns2.google.com.
google.com 3600 IN SOA ns2.google.com. dns-admin.google.com.

Why does google return FQDN, but my nameservers do not? Is this something that I need to correct? if so, How?


  • Remove the trailing period or include the domain name. Oct 12, 2017 at 14:51
  • Thank you for informing me how to resolve the issue. Is this something that we must do? Is this a requirement or best practice?
    – S. Walker
    Oct 12, 2017 at 15:11
  • I have no idea what interface or files you are using, but a . terminates the DNS record as all records end in a period, there azure interface may assume you are entering a fqdn and append the period. Oct 12, 2017 at 15:13
  • I am using Windows Server 2016 with DNS Service installed.
    – S. Walker
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:43
  • Oh, that's a bit foolish imho. Oct 12, 2017 at 16:44


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