How does Skytap generate the VM DNS name?

When you attach a public IP address with DNS to a VM, Skytap automatically generates a fully-qualified domain name for the VM using the following pattern:


The domain name is broken down into three parts:


Skytap generates a unique name based on FQDN requirements. You can manually edit this unique name, if necessary.


If you haven’t yet defined your account subdomain, create it here.
Your account has one, unique account subdomain that can’t be changed. Administrators can view the account subdomain on the Managing Public IP Addresses page.

This is the top-level domain; it can’t be customized.