Ensure Route 53 is In Use


By using the Route 53 your within AWS account to manage DNS zones for your domains. AWS Route 53 is an authoritative Domain Name System service built on top of AWS highly available, scalable and reliable infrastructure.


Perform the following steps to use Route53:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.
  2. Navigate to Route 53 dashboard at
  3. In the left navigation panel, under Dashboard, click Hosted Zones.
  4. Click Create Hosted Zones button from the AWS dashboard top menu.
  5. In the Create Hosted Zone right panel, enter the following information:
    1. In the Domain Name field, enter the domain name that you want to manage with this DNS hosted zone.
    2. In the Comment field, enter a description for the DNS zone file.
    3. Select Public Hosted Zone from the Type dropdown list.
  6. Click Create to create the zone file for the specified domain name. Once the hosted zone is created, AWS Route 53 creates automatically a Name Server (NS) DNS record and a Start of Authority (SOA) record.
  7. On the newly created hosted zone page, add the necessary DNS records from your current DNS service provider. There are two ways to add the required records:
    1. Migrate the DNS configuration by exporting the zone file from your current DNS provider and importing the file using Route 53 Import feature:
      • Click Import Zone File button from the AWS dashboard top menu.
      • In the Zone File text box, paste the contents of the zone file exported from your current DNS provider.
      • Click Import button to import the file. Once the DNS zone is successfully added, Route 53 will display the following message: &ldquo


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