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I am trying to setup a loadBalancer on AWS. The A-Record it gave me looks like myLoadBalancer-**********.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com

however when i try to put that in my domain registrars A-Record, i get an error
IP address is not valid. Must be of type x.x.x.x where x is 0-255.

amazons solution is
you should create a CNAME record for the LoadBalancer DNS name, or use Amazon Route 53 to create a hosted zone.

route 53 gives me DNS numbers but if i use that then my email doesnt work from the registrar.

question: is there a way to use route 53 and retain my emails? or should i create a CNAME record for the LoadBalancer DNS name, if so how do i do this ... not sure what this means?

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"The A-Record it gave me looks like" -- your confusion starts here. That's not an "A record". Nor is it an IP address, which is what goes into A records. Amazon has not, does not, and will not claim that the static identifier for your Elastic Load Balancer is an A record or an IP address. –  womble Jun 16 '12 at 2:43
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question: is there a way to use route 53 and retain my emails?

Yes, you just need to set up MX records that point at your mail server.

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@tq: Of course they can. You're not looking right. –  womble Jun 16 '12 at 2:41
    
this helps serverfault.com/questions/348609/… –  t q Jun 16 '12 at 2:50
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