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First time ever doing this. Basically, I'm trying to figure out how to properly configure everything so that the domain sends requests to EC2.

Can I simply use the instance's Public DNS? If yes, where should it go in Gandi? I tried putting this to zone file's A record, but it wants an IP address.

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You need to use a elastic ip address, which you then assign to your instance. Then setup an A-Record pointing at this ip.

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Hi, thanks! So I can't use the public DNS of the form given by Amazon? – randomguy Feb 13 '11 at 17:19
Elastic ips are free- as long as they are assigned to an instance. It's not good practice to use the DNS form- far as I am aware – AliGibbs Feb 13 '11 at 17:20

You need DNS servers to point to or as your trying to do you need to set that A record as an elastic IP which you then attach to your instance.

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Will the "public dns" work as pointable DNS, if yes, where in Gandi I define this? – randomguy Feb 13 '11 at 17:18

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