I have a domain name on GoDaddy and I also have an Amazon Web Services account. I have an EC2 instance and I want to change the DNS nameserver on the GoDaddy control panel to AWS and I have no idea what to change it to.
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You can create a CNAME record that points to the EC2 Public DNS
In the GoDaddy DNS manager:
Then you can access
This will same you from having to pay the $.01 per hour for an elastic IP.
You do not need hosting from GoDaddy. I have GoDaddy and I host with EC2. It is very simple to set up a website on EC2 and link it to a GoDaddy domain. Here is what you do:
At this point your website should be up and running but you probably have a long amazon url ( i.e. ec2-175-41-219-186.ap-northeast-1.compute.amazonaws.com ). The next steps will explain how to associate your GoDaddy domain with the instance.
Now you will have an elastic IP which is a number that looks like 22.214.171.124. Save that number because we will use it later.
6. Complete. After a few minutes your domain should now start resolving to the web server you have on EC2.